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Full Stack Quarkus and React

By : Marc Nuri San Felix
Book Image

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

Creating a native image for the task manager

In general, building a native executable with GraalVM usually requires tedious configuration and tweaking. Instead, when building an executable for a Quarkus application, Quarkus does most of the heavy lifting for us. However, we’ll still need to tweak our application a little.

Let us start by configuring the application to account for additional application resources that might be missed by GraalVM.

Including application resources

GraalVM Native Image uses AOT compilation to generate the native executable. This means that GraalVM shifts most of the processes and analyzes that regular Java applications perform during the runtime/execution phase to the build/compilation phase. This is the main reason why GraalVM compiled native applications perform so much better than regular Java applications. To accomplish this, GraalVM needs to know at build time everything that will be required at runtime so that it gets included in the...