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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)
Part I: Backend Programming with Spring Boot
Part II: Frontend Programming with React
Part III: Full Stack Development
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Debugging a React app

To debug React apps, we should also install React Developer Tools, which is available for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge browsers. Chrome plugins can be installed from the Chrome Web Store (, while Firefox add-ons can be installed from the Firefox add-ons site ( After you have installed React Developer Tools, you should see a new Components tab in your browser’s developer tools once you navigate to your React app.

You can open the developer tools by pressing Ctrl + Shift + I (or F12) in the Chrome browser. The following screenshot shows the developer tools in the browser. The Components tab shows a visual representation of the React component tree, and you can use the search bar to find components. If you select a component in the component tree, you will see more specific information about it in the right-hand panel:

Figure 7.15: React Developer Tools

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