This exercise demonstrates how Spring and Spring Boot developers can use well-known Spring annotations for Spring Data, Web, and Dependency Injection when building Quarkus applications. Spring developers can quickly become productive with Quarkus using existing knowledge and familiarity of these APIs.
You'll build a relatively simple application that uses Spring Data to integrate (via JPA) with an underlying database, inject beans using Spring DI and expose them as RESTful endpoints via Spring Rest.
Learn more at quarkus.io, or just drive on and get hands-on!
This exercise demonstrated how Spring and Spring Boot developers can use well-known Spring annotations for Spring Data, Web, and Dependency Injection when building Quarkus applications. Spring developers can quickly become productive with Quarkus using existing knowledge and familiarity of these APIs.
You built a relatively simple application that uses Spring Data to integrate (via JPA) with an underlying database, inject beans using Spring DI and expose them as RESTful endpoints via Spring Rest.
NOTE Please note that the Spring support in Quarkus does not start a Spring Application Context nor are any Spring infrastructure classes run. Spring classes and annotations are only used for reading metadata and / or are used as user code method return types or parameter types. What that means for end users, is that adding arbitrary Spring to the classpath will not be used at all. Moreover Spring infrastructure things like
org.springframework.beans.factory.config.BeanPostProcessorwill not be run.
If you’re interested in helping continue to improve Quarkus, developing third-party extensions, using Quarkus to develop applications, or if you’re just curious about it, please check out these links:
Quarkus for Spring Boot Developers
Create basic project
Let's create the basic Quarkus Hello World application and include the necessary spring extensions. Click this command to create the project:
cd /root/projects/quarkus && \
mvn io.quarkus:quarkus-maven-plugin:1.3.2.Final-redhat-00001:create \
-Dextensions="spring-data-jpa,spring-web,spring-di,jdbc-postgres, jdbc-h2" \
This will use the Quarkus Maven Plugin and generate a basic Maven project for you in the
fruit-taster subdirectory and include the following extensions to enable Spring annotations and APIs:
- spring-data-jpa - Adds Spring Data annotations like
@CrudRepositoryallowing integration with database-backed JPA repositories
- spring-web - Adds Spring Web annotations like
- spring-di - Adds Spring DI annotations like
- jdbc-postgres - Driver for Postgresql database. Note this is the
jdbcvariant. Reactive programmers may be interested in the Reactive Postgres Client.
- jdbc-h2 - We also use the h2 database for local development
Start the app
First, switch to the directory in which the app was built:
Let's begin Live Coding. Click on the following command to start the app in Live Coding mode:
mvn compile quarkus:dev
You should see:
INFO [io.qua.dep.QuarkusAugmentor] (main) Beginning quarkus augmentation INFO [io.qua.dep.QuarkusAugmentor] (main) Quarkus augmentation completed in 1283ms INFO [io.quarkus] (main) Quarkus x.xx.x started in 1.988s. Listening on: http://[::]:8080 INFO [io.quarkus] (main) Installed features: [agroal, cdi, hibernate-orm, jdbc-postgresql, narayana-jta, resteasy, spring-data-jpa, spring-di, spring-web]
The first time you build the app, new dependencies may be downloaded via maven. This should only happen once, after that things will go even faster.
Note the amazingly fast startup time! The app is now running "locally" (within the Linux container in which this exercise runs).
Test that the app is running by accessing the simple
cd /root/projects/quarkus/fruit-taster && \
You may need to click this command again in case it doesn't execute properly on first click
you should see
This app doesn't use any Spring annotations yet. You'll live code those in the next few steps while the app continues to run.