Using @ConfigurationProperties to separate service and configuration

Roughly about two years ago, I wrote an article called “Why using Spring’s @Value annotation is bad“. I described why you should avoid @Value annotations all throughout your code. By using @Value annotations in services, controllers and other Spring components, you will scatter your configuration through the complete application. In the worst case, you will […]

AngularJS tests with mocked HTML documents

Most of the time, testing AngularJS applications means testing JavaScript. We test services and we test controllers. But what about directives? What about components? How do we test compiled and injected AngularJS code? Plunker But before we start, here’s the running Plunker with the complete example: Testing directives/components Around a year ago I wrote […]

Don’t use transitive dependencies in AngularJS modules

Whenever you write an AngularJS application, you will use modules. Modules divide you application into small logical pieces. Some pieces might depended on other, some might be totally independent.

In the example above, you see three modules. A module called MainModule depending on two other modules, called UserModule and UtilModule. Note that this is […]