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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

Introduction to technologies available

JHipster supports an incredible number of modern web application technologies out of the box. Some of them are used as the base or core of the generated application while some technologies are opt-in via choices made during application generation. Let us see the different technologies supported mainly for monolithic applications in brief:

  • Client-side technologies
  • Server-side technologies
  • Database options

There are many more technologies supported and we will look at them in later chapters when we touch upon microservices.

Client-side technologies

The role of client-side technologies in full-stack development has grown from just using JavaScript for client-side validations, to writing full-blown, single page applications using client-side MVVM frameworks. The frameworks and toolchains used have become complex and overwhelming for developers who are new to the client-side landscape. Fortunately for us, JHipster provides support for most of the following, widely...