Getting Hip with JHipster

JUG Bielefeld, 14th Nov. 2018

Frederik Hahne

About me

  • JHipster Core Team Member since 2015
  • JUG Paderborn Organizer
  • Devoxx4Kids Paderborn Initiator
  • Software Developer at wescale


I am a noob

Greetings Java Hipsters

How long does it take to setup a modern web application?

How long does it take to change some configuration?

How long does it take to make it production ready?

What is JHipster?





What is JHipster?

  • Full Stack Application Generator
  • Developer Platform
  • Best Practices & High Quality Code
  • 100% Open Source
  • Knowledge

JHipster in Numbers

  • 11500+ Stars
  • 23 Core Team Member
  • 460+ Contributors
  • 2 Java Champions
  • 2 Books
  • 1000000+ Installations
  • 1 Conference


A high-performance and robust Java stack on the server side with Spring Boot


A sleek, modern, mobile-first front-end with Angular, React and Bootstrap


A robust microservice architecture with the JHipster Registry, Netflix OSS, the ELK stack and Docker


A powerful workflow to build your application with Yeoman, Webpack and Maven/Gradle



technologies used by JHipster have their default configuration used as much as possible


Only add options when there is sufficient added-value in the generated code
for the Java code, follow the default Intellij IDEA coding style

JHipster Users

and many more...


and many, many more both in money, code and support


Whats new in JHipster 5?

  • Spring Boot 2
  • React
  • Webpack 4
  • JDL 3
  • Blueprints

Time to do some coding

npm install -g generator-jhipster //<--usually you do this

brew install jhipster
choco install jhipster
vagrant init jhipster/jhipster-devbox; vagrant up --provider virtualbox

// execute

Gettin' Started


  • Generate a basic blog application
  • Look at the generated code
  • Generate CRUD entities
  • Some blog improvements
  • Deploy to heroku
  • THX to Matt Raible for his awesome demo

The real java hipster

jhipster jdl


Upcoming Events

  • 22.11.18 Christoph Engelbert: Instan(t)a-neous Monitoring
  • 12.12.18 Robin Roschlau: Kotlin Hands on Workshop
  • 24.01.19 Michael Simons: Von relationalen Datenbanken zu Daten mit Relationen


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