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This free project is part of the liveProject series Build an e-commerce Web Application with Spring Boot
intermediate Java • basic HTML and testing
skills learned
front-end development using Spring MVC • accessing relation data in Postgres using Spring Data • creating database migrations using Flyway
Alexey Nesterov
1 week · 8-10 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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In this liveProject, you’ll build a product catalog for an ecommerce application. You’ll learn how to load data from a database and display it on an HTML page, and use integration tests to properly understand your model and ensure its accuracy. At the end, you’ll have a fully functional Spring application that loads data from the database using Spring Data JPA and displays it using Spring MVC.

project author

Alexey Nesterov
Alexey is a software engineer in the Spring Cloud Services team at VMware. His work involves a fusion of DevOps and software engineering, to bring a fully managed Spring Cloud offering to modern cloud platforms. With years of experience as a software engineer and consultant, he is a fan of the lean approach to software development, extreme programming, test-driven development and Spring ecosystem.


This liveProject is for experienced Java developers who are new to the Spring Framework. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with:

  • Intermediate Java, min. v. 11
  • Gradle, min. v. 6.4.1
  • Java IDEs such as Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, or Visual Studio Code
  • Basics of HTML
  • Basics of testing
  • Basics of Databases
  • Basics of HTTP protocols

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn best practices of modern Spring application development, including web development, securing web applications, integrating with external systems, and deploying.

  • Front-end development using Spring MVC, HTML, and CSS
  • Accessing relation data in Postgres using Spring Data
  • Creating database migrations using Flyway


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