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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

Installing Node.js

Node.js is an open-source, JavaScript-based, server-side environment. It is available for multiple operating systems, such as Windows, macOS, and Linux, and is required to develop React apps.

The Node.js installation package can be found at https://nodejs.org/en/download/. Download the latest Long-Term Support (LTS) version for your operating system. In this book, we are using the Windows 10 operating system, and you can get the Node.js MSI installer for it, which makes installation really straightforward.

When you execute the installer, you will go through the installation wizard, and you can do so using the default settings:

Figure 7.1: Node.js installation

Once the installation is complete, we can check that everything proceeded correctly. Open PowerShell, or whatever terminal you are using, and type the following commands:

node --version
npm --version

These commands should show you the installed versions of Node.js and npm:

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