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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

Chapter 2. Getting Started with JHipster

JHipster is a development platform that helps you go from zero to hero! JHipster can help you to create beautiful web applications and complex microservice architectures in a jiffy. JHipster also offers various tools to develop the application further using business entities, and deploy it to various cloud services and platforms. At its core, JHipster is a Yeoman generator that creates Spring Boot and Angular/React based applications. It can create monolithic architecture as well as microservice architecture with every feature working out-of-the-box.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Why use JHipster and how it helps compared to traditional development approaches
  • What is the goal of JHipster?
  • The various server-side and client-side technology options available in JHipster
  • Preparation of a development environment
  • Installation of JHipster and required dependencies


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