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

By : Juha Hinkula
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Book Image

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 the React project for the frontend

Before we start coding the frontend, we have to create a new React app. We will use TypeScript in our React frontend:

  1. Open PowerShell, or any other suitable terminal. Create a new React app by typing the following command:
    npm create vite@4 

    In this book, we are using Vite version 4.4. You can also use the latest version, but then you have to check for changes in the Vite documentation.

  1. Name your project carfront, and select the React framework and TypeScript variant:

Figure 12.4: Frontend project

  1. Move to the project folder and install dependencies by typing the following commands:
    cd carfront
    npm install
  2. Install the MUI component library by typing the following command, which installs the Material UI core library and two Emotion libraries. Emotion is a library designed for writing CSS with JavaScript (