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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

Creating a React project

There are many options and alternatives to creating a new React application project. In this book, we’ll be using Create React App, since it is one of the easiest approaches both for the initial project creation and for its future maintenance. The main advantage of Create React App is that it provides all of the build configuration and scripts for you with a single project dependency. Under the hood, it uses popular tools such as Webpack, Babel, ESLint, and others. Another of its advantages is that there is no lock-in, so you can opt out at any point by performing an “eject” operation. When the project is “ejected,” the single react-scripts dependency will be replaced by all of the required dependencies, and the build scripts will be generated and persisted in the source directory.

We can bootstrap the application by navigating to the src/main directory and executing the following command:

npx create-react-app frontend...