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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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Using the React Query library

In proper React apps where you make a lot of network calls, the use of third-party networking libraries is recommended. The two most popular libraries are React Query (, also known as Tanstack Query, and SWR ( These libraries provide a lot of useful features, such as data caching and performance optimization.

In this section, we will learn how you can use React Query to fetch data in your React app. We will create a React app that fetches repositories from the GitHub REST API using the react keyword:

  1. First, create a React app called gitapi using Vite and select the React framework and JavaScript variant. Install dependencies and move to your project folder.
  2. Next, install React Query and axios using the following commands in your project folder (Note! In this book, we are using Tanstack Query v4):
    // install v4
    npm install @tanstack/react-query@4
    npm install axios
  3. ...