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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)
1
Part I: Backend Programming with Spring Boot
8
Part II: Frontend Programming with React
14
Part III: Full Stack Development
21
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22
Index

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