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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


In this chapter, we studied how to create a native image executable in Quarkus using GraalVM. We learned about the advantages of AOT compilation and native images. Then we learned how to set up GraalVM on a Linux platform and discovered other alternatives to set it up on Windows and macOS. Next, we configured, built, and ran our task manager application using native compilation and our local GraalVM installation. Finally, we analyzed how to perform the native image build using a Docker container and when you should choose this approach.

You should now be able to compile your Quarkus applications into native image executables by using a local GraalVM setup or a Docker container.

In the next chapter, we’ll start implementing the frontend of the task manager. We’ll bootstrap the project and give a basic introduction to React and the tools and libraries we’ll be using in the next part of the book.