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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

Setting up Jenkins

Let's use Jenkins as the CI tool for our application. We first need to set up a local Jenkins instance: 


If you are already familiar with Docker, you can use the official Docker image provided by Jenkins and can skip the following steps.  The Docker image will be automatically generated by JHipster when creating the CD/CI pipeline in the following section. Visit for more details.

  1. Let's download the latest binary from
  2. Now open a terminal and navigate to the folder where the file was downloaded.
  3. Execute java -jar jenkins.war --httpPort=8989 from the terminal to start a Jenkins server. The port should not conflict with our application port. The default password will be printed on the console. Make a copy of it.
  4. Navigate to https://localhost:8989 and paste the password copied before.
  5. Click on the Install suggested plugins button on the next page and wait for the plugin installation...