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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

Quarkus Dev Services

Quarkus is deeply focused on improving the developer experience for Java – we’ve seen multiple examples so far. Quarkus Dev Services is a step further in this quest for developer joy. Its main feature is to automatically provision services in development and test modes. This means that if your project has an extension configured to provide a database service, a messaging provider, an in-memory datastore, or one of the many other supported services, Quarkus will automatically start and configure this service for your application upon its startup.

Under the hood, Quarkus uses Testcontainers and Docker to provide these services. It’s required to have a Docker-compatible environment for this feature to work.

This means we won’t need to have a local PostgreSQL database available when running our application in development mode. We won’t need to provide a configuration either. Quarkus will start a Docker container with a fresh...