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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

Configuring the Quarkus application to build the frontend

The first step of combining the React and Quarkus projects for a single deployment is configuring the Quarkus build process to run the frontend build and packaging tasks and account for the generated resources.

In the Maven project (pom.xml) section of Chapter 1, Bootstrapping the Project, we learned that the pom.xml file is the main unit of work for Maven and collects all the configuration details that will be used by Maven to build the project. Let’s edit this file to add the required changes.

The following code snippet contains the changes in the pom.xml build section related to the required configuration so that Quarkus accounts for the resources generated from the frontend build process: