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Full Stack Development with JHipster,

By : Deepu K Sasidharan, Sendil Kumar Nellaiyapen
Book Image

Full Stack Development with JHipster,

By: Deepu K Sasidharan, Sendil Kumar Nellaiyapen

Overview of this book

JHipster is a development platform to generate, develop, and deploy Spring Boot and Angular/React applications and Spring microservices. It provides you with a variety of tools that will help you quickly build modern web applications. This book will be your guide to building full stack applications with Spring and Angular using the JHipster tool set. You will begin by understanding what JHipster is and the various tools and technologies associated with it. You will learn the essentials of a full stack developer before getting hands-on and building a monolithic web application with JHipster. From here you will learn the JHipster Domain Language with entity modeling and entity creation using JDL and JDL studio. Moving on, you will be introduced to client side technologies such as Angular and Bootstrap and will delve into technologies such as Spring Security, Spring MVC, and Spring Data. You will learn to build and package apps for production with various deployment options such as Heroku and more. During the course of the book, you will be introduced to microservice server-side technologies and how to break your monolithic application with a database of your choice. Next, the book takes you through cloud deployment with microservices on Docker and Kubernetes. Going forward, you will learn to build your client side with React and master JHipster best practices. By the end of the book, you will be able to leverage the power of the best tools available to build modern web applications.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Best practices to keep in mind

Over the years, the JHipster community has identified and adopted a lot of best practices from the technologies and tools it supports and from the general technical community. While JHipster has tried to follow these best practices in the code it creates, the following are some best practices, tips, and tricks that you as a user should follow.

Choosing a client-side framework

When using JHipster you have an option to choose between Angular and React as the client-side framework. Do not choose something just for its hype, choose based on your requirement, team composition, and familiarity: 

  • If you come from a heavy Java/Spring background, then Angular will be much easier to follow and work with
  • If your application requires heavy state management and shared state, then React would be a more natural fit
  • If you are planning to build a native mobile client for your application then the more mature React is a good choice for this space, with React Native allowing you...