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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 native build

In Chapter 6, Building a Native Image, we went over the necessary steps to package our backend Quarkus application into a native executable. With the recent changes we’ve made to include the frontend resources and the new GatewayResource class, we’ll need to add further modifications to the native configuration so that everything works as expected. Let’s start by configuring the native build so that it accounts for the frontend resources.

Including the frontend resources

In the Including application resources section of Chapter 6, Building a Native Image, we learned that the GraalVM native image uses AOT compilation and performs an aggressive static code analysis to find what resources, classes, methods, and so on should be included in the resulting binary image. We also learned that we can manually include additional resources by using the quarkus.native.resources.includes property. However, to include the frontend resources...