Setting Up the Environment and Tools – Backend
In this book, we will learn about full stack development using Spring Boot in the backend and React in the frontend. The first part of this book focuses on backend development. The second part of this book focuses on frontend programming with React. In the third part, we will implement the frontend.
In this chapter, we will set up the environment and tools needed for backend programming with Spring Boot. Spring Boot is a modern Java-based backend framework that makes development faster than traditional Java-based frameworks. With Spring Boot, you can make a standalone web application that has an embedded application server.
There are a lot of different integrated development environment (IDE) tools that you can use to develop Spring Boot applications. In this chapter, we will install Eclipse, which is an open-source IDE for multiple programming languages. We will create our first Spring Boot project by using the Spring Initializr project starter page. Reading the console logs is a crucial skill when developing Spring Boot applications, which we will also cover.
In this chapter, we will look into the following topics:
- Installing Eclipse
- Understanding Gradle
- Using Spring Initializr
- Installing MariaDB