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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 5. Customization and Further Development

In the previous chapter, we saw how to use the JHipster Domain Language to model and generate our domain model. We also learned about entity relationships and the import-jdl sub-generator. In this chapter, we will see how we can further customize and add business logic to the generated application to suit our needs. We will learn about:

  • Live reload with Spring DevTools and BrowserSync
  • Customizing the angular frontend for an entity
  • Editing an entity created using the JHipster entity generator
  • Changing the look and feel of the application using a Bootstrap theme
  • Adding a new i18n language using the JHipster language generator
  • Customizing the generated REST API to add additional role-based authorization with Spring Security
  • Creating new Spring Data JPA queries and methods