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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
Other Books You May Enjoy
22
Index

Basics of REST

Representational State Transfer (REST) is an architectural style for creating web services. REST is not a standard, but it defines a set of constraints defined by Roy Fielding. The six constraints are as follows:

  • Stateless: The server doesn't hold any information about the client state.
  • Client: The client and server act independently. The server does not send any information without a request from the client.
  • Cacheable: Many clients often request the same resources; therefore, it is useful to cache responses in order to improve performance.
  • Uniform interface: Requests from different clients look the same. Clients may include, for example, a browser, a Java application, and a mobile application.
  • Layered system: REST allows us to use a layered system architecture.
  • Code on demand: This is an optional constraint.

The uniform interface is an important constraint, and it means that every REST architecture should have the following elements:

  • Identification of resources...