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Full Stack Quarkus and React

By : Marc Nuri San Felix
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Full Stack Quarkus and React

By: Marc Nuri San Felix

Overview of this book

React has established itself as one of the most popular and widely adopted frameworks thanks to its simple yet scalable app development abilities. Quarkus comes across as a fantastic alternative for backend development by boosting developer productivity with features such as pre-built integrations, application services, and more that bring a new, revolutionary developer experience to Java. To make the best use of both, this hands-on guide will help you get started with Quarkus and React to create and deploy an end-to-end web application. This book is divided into three parts. In the first part, you’ll begin with an introduction to Quarkus and its features, learning how to bootstrap a Quarkus project from the ground up to create a tested and secure HTTP server for your backend. The second part focuses on the frontend, showing you how to create a React project from scratch to build the application’s user interface and integrate it with the Quarkus backend. The last part guides you through creating cluster configuration manifests and deploying them to Kubernetes as well as other alternatives, such as By the end of this full stack development book, you’ll be confident in your skills to combine the robustness of both frameworks to create and deploy standalone, fully functional web applications.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Part 1– Creating a Backend with Quarkus
Part 2– Creating a Frontend with React
Part 3– Deploying Your Application to the Cloud

Testing frontend applications overview

The main requirement when testing frontend applications based on JavaScript is having an engine that runs the tests for you. There are plenty of test runner alternatives to choose from – Mocha, Ava, and Jazmine, just to name a few. However, in Chapter 7, Bootstrapping the React Project, we created our frontend project by leveraging Create React App, which uses Jest as its test runner, and this is the one we’ll be using for our project. Jest is one of the most popular and widely adopted JavaScript testing frameworks. It’s not only a test runner, but a full-featured framework with features and tooling for mocking, assertion, verification, and so on.

One of the crucial parts of frontend testing is verifying that the page elements render correctly in the browser. This is especially critical with React since this library is all about components and managing their state. Enzyme was one of the main tools to test the React components...