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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

Application architecture

We built an online e-commerce shop using JHipster in Chapter 3, Building Monolithic Web Applications with JHipster. It was built as a monolith since the scope was small and it was an easier choice to start with. Let's say that our e-commerce store has grown tremendously in terms of users and scope, resulting in a more demanding situation. The team is finding it difficult to roll out features faster with the monolithic architecture, and would like to have more control over individual parts of the application.

One of the solutions to this problem would be to adopt a microservice architecture. The application was created using JHipster; the option to move to microservices is much easier to accomplish. JHipster follows the proxy microservice pattern in which there is an aggregator/proxy in front of the services, which acts as the gateway for the end users. In much simpler terms, JHipster creates a gateway (which handles all the user requests) and the individual services...