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Create and deploy standalone, fully functional, web applications using Quarkus and React

Key Features

  • Get up and running with web application development speedily using React and Quarkus
  • Get an overview of how to make a Java backend work seamlessly with a JavaScript frontend
  • Learn how to deploy your working application to Kubernetes and share it with the world

Book Description

React has established itself as one of the most popular and widely adopted frameworks thanks to its simple yet scalable app development abilities. Quarkus comes across as a fantastic alternative for backend development by boosting developer productivity with features such as pre-built integrations, application services, and more that bring a new, revolutionary developer experience to Java. To make the best use of both, this hands-on guide will help you get started with Quarkus and React to create and deploy an end-to-end web application.

This book is divided into three parts. In the first part, you'll begin with an introduction to Quarkus and its features, learning how to bootstrap a Quarkus project from the ground up to create a tested and secure HTTP server for your backend. The second part focuses on the frontend, showing you how to create a React project from scratch to build the application's user interface and integrate it with the Quarkus backend. The last part guides you through creating cluster configuration manifests and deploying them to Kubernetes as well as other alternatives, such as Fly.io.

By the end of this full stack development book, you'll be confident in your skills to combine the robustness of both frameworks to create and deploy standalone, fully functional web applications.

What you will learn

  • Create a Quarkus project from scratch to gain a basic understanding of its advantages
  • Create a persistence layer in a Quarkus application
  • Secure your application by adding authentication and authorization features
  • Use Quarkus Dev services to implement integration tests with real-world databases
  • Start creating a React project from scratch
  • Use React Testing Library to test React components
  • Identify the most suitable alternatives for deploying your application to the cloud

Who this book is for

This book is for backend web developers who have at least basic experience with Java and would like to learn React to build full stack apps by integrating it with a Quarkus-based backend. Frontend web developers with basic JavaScript experience will also find this book useful to learn how to implement a backend in Quarkus and integrate it with their frontend to create full stack web applications.

Beginner-level knowledge of Java and JavaScript is recommended, but any developer experienced either with Java or JavaScript should be able to follow the backend and frontend parts easily.

Table of Contents

  1. Full Stack Quarkus and React
  2. Foreword
  3. Contributors
  4. About the author
  5. About the reviewers
  6. Preface
  7. Part 1– Creating a Backend with Quarkus
  8. Chapter 1: Bootstrapping the Project
  9. Chapter 2: Adding Persistence
  10. Chapter 3: Creating the HTTP API
  11. Chapter 4: Securing the Application
  12. Chapter 5: Testing Your Backend
  13. Chapter 6: Building a Native Image
  14. Part 2– Creating a Frontend with React
  15. Chapter 7: Bootstrapping the React Project
  16. Chapter 8: Creating the Login Page
  17. Chapter 9: Creating the Main Application
  18. Chapter 10: Testing Your Frontend
  19. Chapter 11: Quarkus Integration
  20. Part 3– Deploying Your Application to the Cloud
  21. Chapter 12: Deploying Your Application to Kubernetes
  22. Chapter 13: Deploying Your Application to Fly.io
  23. Chapter 14: Creating a Continuous Integration Pipeline
  24. Appendix – Answers
  25. Index
  26. Other Books You May Enjoy
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