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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

Starting the application

Now, let's start the application and see the output. There are multiple ways to run the application:

  • By using the Spring Boot Gradle task from the terminal/command line
  • By executing the main Java class src/main/java/com/mycompany/store/ from an IDE 
  • By executing the packaged application file using the java -jar command

Let's start the application using the Gradle task. If you want to run the application directly in the IDE, just open the main app file mentioned earlier, right-click, and choose Run 'StoreApp'.

To start the application via Gradle, open a terminal/command line and navigate to the application folder. Then, execute the Gradle command as follows (if you are on windows, execute gradlew.bat). This will trigger the default task bootRun:

> cd online-store
> ./gradlew


Running ./gradlew is equivalent to running ./gradlew bootRun -Pdev. For the client side, the webpack build needs to be run before starting the server for the first...