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Spring Boot and Angular

By : Devlin Basilan Duldulao, Seiji Ralph Villafranca
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Spring Boot and Angular

By: Devlin Basilan Duldulao, Seiji Ralph Villafranca

Overview of this book

Angular makes building applications with the web easy and Spring Boot helps get an application up and running using just a few lines of code and minimal configuration. This book provides insights into building full-stack apps using Angular and Spring Boot effectively to reduce overall development time and increase efficiency. You'll start by setting up your CI/CD pipeline and then build your web application’s backend guided by best practices. You'll then see how Spring Boot allows you to build applications faster and more efficiently by letting the Spring Framework and Spring Boot extension do the heavy lifting. The book demonstrates how to use Spring Data JPA and add its dependencies along with Postgres dependencies in the project to save or persist a user's data in a database for future use. As you advance, you'll see how to write tests and test a service using Mockito. Finally, you'll create a CI workflow or pipeline for a Spring Boot and Angular application to enable operations to deliver quality applications faster. By the end of this Spring Boot and Angular book, you'll be able to build a full-stack web application and deploy it through continuous integration and continuous deployment.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Part 1: Overview of Spring Boot and Angular Development
Part 2: Backend Development
Part 3: Frontend Development
Part 4: Deployment

Packaging Spring Boot

In this section, we will package the Spring Boot application and the Angular application. The idea is to combine the two applications, giving you one single JAR file to deploy. Let’s learn how to do this.

After all the configurations we did, now, it’s a matter of running the following Maven commands in the same order:

mvn clean
mvn package

The mvn clean command cleans the Maven project by deleting the target directory, whereas the mvn package command builds the Maven project and creates an executable JAR file.

These two Maven commands are enough to create an executable JAR file with the Spring Boot and Angular packages inside it; see Figure 16.2:

Figure 16.2 – Target folder with the JAR file inside

Figure 16.2 – Target folder with the JAR file inside

Packaging the applications is simple since we already did all the hard work configuring the Angular and Spring Boot applications.

Now, we have the JAR file. In the next section, we will run the JAR file...