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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)
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

Creating a RESTful web service

In Spring Boot, all HTTP requests are handled by controller classes. To be able to create a RESTful web service, first, we have to create a controller class. We will create our own Java package for the controller:

  1. Activate the root package in the Eclipse Project Explorer and right-click. Select New | Package from the menu. We will name our new package com.packt.cardatabase.web:

    Figure 4.1: New Java package
  2. Next, we will create a new controller class in a new web package. Activate the com.packt.cardatabase.web package in the Eclipse Project Explorer. Right-click and select New | Class from the menu; we will name our class CarController:

    Figure 4.2: New Java class
  3. Now, your project structure should look like the following screenshot:

    Figure 4.3: Project structure

    IMPORTANT NOTE

    If you create classes in the wrong package accidentally, you can drag and drop the files between packages in the Eclipse Project Explorer. Sometimes, the Eclipse Project Explorer...