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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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Installing MariaDB

In Chapter 3, Using JPA to Create and Access a Database, we are going to use MariaDB, so you will need to install it locally on your computer. MariaDB is a widely used open-source relational database. MariaDB is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS, and you can download the latest stable community server at MariaDB is developed under a GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPLv2) license.

The following steps guide you to install MariaDB:

  1. For Windows, there is the Microsoft Installer (MSI), which we will use here. Download the installer and execute it. Install all features from the installation wizard, as illustrated in the following screenshot:

Figure 1.14: MariaDB installation (step 1)

  1. In the next step, you should give a password for the root user. This password is needed in the next chapter when we connect our application to the database. The process is illustrated in the following screenshot:

Figure 1.15: MariaDB installation (step 2)

  1. In the next phase, we can use the default settings, as illustrated in the following screenshot:

Figure 1.16: MariaDB installation (step 3)

  1. Now, the installation will start, and MariaDB will be installed on your local computer. The installation wizard will install HeidiSQL for us. This is an easy-to-use, graphical database client. We will use this to add a new database and make queries to our database. You can also use the Command Prompt included in the installation package.
  2. Open HeidiSQL and log in using the password that you gave in the installation phase. You should then see the following screen:

Figure 1.17: HeidiSQL


HeidiSQL is only available for Windows. If you are using Linux or macOS, you can use DBeaver ( instead.

We now have everything needed to start the implementation of the backend.