Six-Project Series

Build an e-commerce Web Application with Spring Boot you own this product

intermediate Java • Java IDEs • basics of HTTP templating • basics of SQL
skills learned
front-end development using Spring MVC • HTML and CSS • accessing relational databases with Spring data • configuring Spring security to store user details in PostgreSQL • using third-party SDKs
Alexey Nesterov
6 weeks · 8-10 hours per week average · INTERMEDIATE
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liveProject $47.99 $79.99 self-paced learning

In this liveProject, you’ll take on the role of a Java developer building an ecommerce web app for a small bakery. To support its business model of delivering cakes for breakfast, the bakery needs a bespoke solution that focuses on local delivery and one-click payments. Through the liveProjects in this series, you’ll work to create a minimal viable product for the store and then iterate on it with new business features such as a shopping basket, Facebook login, and PayPal checkout. To do this, you’ll use the Spring and Spring Boot Java frameworks to build, test, and deploy your app. Every project in this series includes a set of unit and integration tests, and basic user-interface tests, to help you to understand best practices of software testing.

These projects are designed for learning purposes and are not complete, production-ready applications or solutions.

here's what's included

Project 1 Build a Catalog
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 2 Add a Basket
In this liveProject, you’ll build a shopping basket that stores data in a user session. You will learn how to use sessions in Spring MVC, handle HTML forms, and use different bean scopes in Spring Framework. At the end, you will have a basket feature added to the website, so users can add items from the catalog.
Project 3 User Registration and Login
In this liveProject, you’ll create a user registration form that allows users to specify their delivery address and use that address at checkout. You’ll use Spring Security to configure a form-based user registration and login, set up password controls, and store user details in PostgreSQL.
Project 4 Login with Facebook
In this liveProject, you’ll set up a Facebook and social media sign on option for your eCommerce store using the Spring Security OAuth2 module. You’ll configure Spring Security for login using the OpenID authentication protocol, and fully create the functionality to login using a Facebook account and manage a profile without needing a new username and password.
Project 5 Checkout
In this liveProject, you’ll set up everything needed for reliable ecommerce checkout. You’ll integrate one-click payment options, create a PayPal developer account and user accounts for testing, and integrate with the official PayPal SDK.
Project 6 Package and Deploy
In this liveProject, you’ll package your application as a Docker image that’s ready for easy deployment. You’ll use Spring Boot to package your app to Docker, and then deploy to AWS with Amazon RDS and Beanstalk. Finally, you’ll reimplement functionalities for a Facebook login and configure HTTPs.

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 the following:

  • Intermediate Java
  • Gradle
  • 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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