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Full Stack Development with Spring Boot 3 and React - Fourth Edition

By : Juha Hinkula
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Full Stack Development with Spring Boot 3 and React - Fourth Edition

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By: Juha Hinkula

Overview of this book

If you’re an existing Java developer who wants to go full stack or pick up another frontend framework, this book is your concise introduction to React. In this three-part build-along, you’ll create a robust Spring Boot backend, a React frontend, and then deploy them together. This new edition is updated to Spring Boot 3 and includes expanded content on security and testing. For the first time ever, it also covers React development with the in-demand TypeScript. You’ll explore the elements that go into creating a REST API and testing, securing, and deploying your applications. You’ll learn about custom Hooks, third-party components, and MUI. By the end of this book, you'll be able to build a full stack application using the latest tools and modern best practices.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Part I: Backend Programming with Spring Boot
Part II: Frontend Programming with React
Part III: Full Stack Development
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Creating React components

React is a JavaScript library for user interfaces (UIs). Since version 15, React has been developed under the MIT license. React is component-based, and the components are independent and reusable. Components are the basic building blocks of React. When you start to develop a UI with React, it is good to start by creating mock interfaces. That way, it will be easy to identify what kinds of components you have to create and how they interact.

From the following mock UI, we can see how the UI can be split into components. In this case, there will be an application root component, a search bar component, a table component, and a table row component:

Figure 8.1: React components

The components can then be arranged in a tree hierarchy, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 7.2 – Component tree

Figure 8.2: Component tree

The root component has two child components: the search component and the table component. The table component has one child component...