Simple JHipster example application
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This application was generated using JHipster, you can find documentation and help at


Before you can build this project, you must install and configure the following dependencies on your machine:

  1. Node.js: We use Node to run a development web server and build the project. Depending on your system, you can install Node either from source or as a pre-packaged bundle.

After installing Node, you should be able to run the following command to install development tools (like Bower and BrowserSync). You will only need to run this command when dependencies change in package.json.

npm install

We use Gulp as our build system. Install the Gulp command-line tool globally with:

npm install -g gulp

Run the following commands in two separate terminals to create a blissful development experience where your browser auto-refreshes when files change on your hard drive.


Bower is used to manage CSS and JavaScript dependencies used in this application. You can upgrade dependencies by specifying a newer version in bower.json. You can also run bower update and bower install to manage dependencies. Add the -h flag on any command to see how you can use it. For example, bower update -h.

Building for production

To optimize the simplejhipster client for production, run:

./gradlew -Pprod clean bootRepackage

This will concatenate and minify CSS and JavaScript files. It will also modify index.html so it references these new files.

To ensure everything worked, run:

java -jar build/libs/*.war

Then navigate to http://localhost:8080 in your browser.


Unit tests are run by Karma and written with Jasmine. They're located in src/test/javascript/ and can be run with:

gulp test

UI end-to-end tests are powered by Protractor, which is built on top of WebDriverJS. They're located in src/test/javascript/e2e and can be run by starting Spring Boot in one terminal (./gradlew bootRun) and running the tests (gulp itest) in a second one.

Continuous Integration

To setup this project in Jenkins, use the following configuration:

  • Project name: simplejhipster
  • Source Code Management
    • Git Repository:
    • Branches to build: */master
    • Additional Behaviours: Wipe out repository & force clone
  • Build Triggers
    • Poll SCM / Schedule: H/5 * * * *
  • Build
    • Invoke Gradle script / Use Gradle Wrapper / Tasks: -Pprod clean test bootRepackage
    • Execute Shell / Command:
      ./gradlew bootRun &
      sleep 30s
      gulp itest
      kill $bootPid
  • Post-build Actions
    • Publish JUnit test result report / Test Report XMLs: build/test-results/*.xml,build/reports/e2e/*.xml