Console applications are a great thing: They usually solely focus on getting things done. That, however, often also means that the user experience can come short. While I don’t have a problem with a simple text-only menu, it can often scare away new users. But there’s a way to easily style your console applications so that they can have something that you could call a primitive GUI:Continue reading Write better looking console applications using ANSI escape codes
I discussed Java Lambda Expressions quite a time ago in another article. Those were not the only new thing that got implemented in Java 8. Besides Lambdas, Type-Annotations, and Default methods in interfaces, version 8 of the Java API added support for functional-style operations. Because I think that this is quite a rarely discussed feature, I decided to write this short introduction to the Java Stream API and how it can be used for basic functional-style programming in Java.Continue reading Functional-Style Operations in Java with the Stream API
I needed to implement a function that allows users to dynamically switch between different themes in an app that I develop at the moment. As the title suggests, I use Angular Material components and Material themes.
In this article, I’ll give you a step-by-step guide on how you can choose between different themes in an Angular app dynamically.Continue reading How to implement switchable dynamic custom themes with Angular Material
Visit this page for a Unity3D example using spherical coordinates.
I recently had to implement a drag and drop camera feature for a college course. The OpenGL program, we had to submit, had to contain a camera that can be controlled by moving the mouse around. The camera itself should always look at a fixed point in the 3D space while being rotated on two different axes like it’s stuck to the inside of a sphere.Continue reading How to program an arcball (orbiting) camera in C++ and OpenGL
A long time ago, I released a series about real-time programming on a BeagleBone Black. I then decided to use the BBB to control the CRT display of an old Macintosh Classic computer. As you can imagine, I was thrilled when the new Arduino Nano series with built-in real-time capabilities was announced and in this article, I’d like to revisit the old topic and discuss what has changed over the years.Continue reading Native real-time and multithreaded programming on the Arduino Nano 33 BLE (Mbed OS)
In this last part of the series, I’ll show you, how you can implement a token renewal mechanism. This is necessary, because the JWTs, issued by the backend, expire after a certain amount of time. This means, that logged in users can not authenticate themselves once the JWTs expired. To prevent this from happening, the frontend will automatically request a new token from the server shortly before the old one expires as long as the user is logged in and the browser window is not closed.Continue reading How to implement JWT authentication in Spring Security and Angular – Part 5