This tutorial will walk you through the steps of building a full stack Spring Boot VueJS Example with TodoMVC, REST APIs, JPA, Hibernate and MySQL

What you'll build

What you'll need

  • JDK 8+ or OpenJDK 8+
  • Maven 3+
  • MySQL Server 5+ or Docker CE 18+

Project structure

Project dependencies

Define JPA Entity, Repository and Service

Define REST API and Controller

FreeMarker/HTML View Template

Static Files

Application Configurations

hk-mysql refers to Docker Compose service defined in the below docker-compose.yml file

spring.jpa.hibernate.ddl-auto=create allows JPA/Hibernate auto create database and table schema for you

On production environment, you may like to disable the DDL Auto feature by using spring.jpa.hibernate.ddl-auto=validate or spring.jpa.hibernate.ddl-auto=none (default). Check out this example as one of the approaches
Flyway Example of Database Migration/Evolution with Spring Boot, JPA and Hibernate

Run with Docker

Prepare Dockerfile for Java/Spring Boot application and docker-compose.yml for MySQL Server

Type the below command at the project root directory, make sure your local Docker is running

docker-compose up

Run with Maven and MySQL Server local

Update hk-mysql on to localhost and type the below command at the project root directory

mvn clean spring-boot:run

Testing time

Access to localhost:8080 to see the app

Source code