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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

Code walkthrough

Now that we have generated our application with JHipster, let's go through important pieces of the source code which have been created. Let's open our application in our favorite IDE or Editor.


If you are using IntelliJ IDEA, you can execute idea . in a terminal from the application folder to launch it. Otherwise, you can import the application as a new Gradle project using the menu option FileNew | Project from existing sources and select the project folder before selecting Gradle from the options and click Next and then Finish. If you are using Eclipse, open the File | Import... dialog and select Gradle Project in the list and follow the instructions.

File structure

The created application will have the following file structure:

As you can see, the root folder is quite busy with a few folders but a lot of configuration files. The most interesting among them is:

  • src: This is the source folder which holds the main application source and the test source files.
  • webpack: This...