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Quarkus Hotel

Another Quarkus demo: Hibernate ORM with Panache, RESTEasy and Vue.js

Back in 2009, JBoss Seam, Spring JSF and Play Framework 1 had a cool demo based on a simple Hotel & Booking reservation system. We decided to build a new version on top of Quarkus. The application has a simple backend, exposing a couple of endpoints over REST. The project was bootstraped from hibernate-orm-panache-resteasy demo

While the code is surprisingly simple, under the hood this is using:

  • RESTEasy to expose the REST endpoints
  • Hibernate ORM with Panache to perform the CRUD operations on the database
  • A PostgreSQL database; see below to run one via Docker
  • ArC, the CDI inspired dependency injection tool with zero overhead
  • The high performance Agroal connection pool
  • Infinispan based caching
  • All safely coordinated by the Narayana Transaction Manager

Step by step


To compile and run this demo you will need:

If you don't have GraalVM installed, you can download it here:

Installing GraalVM is very similar to installing any other JDK: just unpack it, add it to your path, and point the JAVA_HOME and GRAALVM_HOME environment variables to it.

For Mac OS user you can use homebreww, see the homebrew tap

You should then use this JDK to run the Maven build.

Note : there is a bug with Graal VM 0.16 and Quarkus

Database with Docker

First we will need a PostgreSQL database; you can launch one easily if you have Docker installed:

eval $(docker-machine env default)


docker run --ulimit memlock=-1:-1 -it --rm=true --memory-swappiness=0 --name quarkus_test -e POSTGRES_USER=quarkus_test -e POSTGRES_PASSWORD=quarkus_test -e POSTGRES_DB=quarkus_test -p 5432:5432 postgres:10.5

Alternatively you can setup a PostgreSQL instance in any another way.

The connection properties of the Agroal datasource are configured in the standard Quarkus configuration file, which you will find in src/main/resources/

Build and start the frontend

Pre-requisites : npm v6.9.0

cd hotel-quarkus

npm install

You can then start the frontend, this start a node server on port 8081 :

npm run serve

You can also build and package the frontend, then copy the generated files to the backend folder :

cd hotel-quarkus

npm install

npm run build

cp -R dist/* ../src/main/resources/META-INF/resources/

CSS and grid

I use PureCSS as a simple CSS framework for the user interface.

Build the backend

From the top directory hotel-quarkus-demo you can start the package target. The docker-maven-plugin starts a Docker container with postgreSQL. If a container was previously started, use docker ps and docker stop <container_id> to stop id. The docker plugin is used to span a database for unit tests.

mvn package

Run Quarkus in developer mode

To run the application in interactive mode (developer mode):

mvn compile quarkus:dev

In this mode you can make changes to the code and have the changes immediately applied, by just refreshing your browser.

Run Quarkus in JVM mode

When you're done playing with "dev-mode" you can run it as a standard Java application.

First compile it:

mvn package

Then run it:

java -jar ./target/hibernate-orm-panache-resteasy-1.0-SNAPSHOT-runner.jar

Run Quarkus as a native application

This same demo can be compiled into native code: no modifications required.

This implies that you no longer need to install a JVM on your production environment, as the runtime technology is included in the produced binary, and optimized to run with minimal resource overhead.

Compilation will take a bit longer, so this step is disabled by default; let's build again by enabling the native profile:

mvn package -Dnative

After getting a cup of coffee, you'll be able to run this binary directly:


See the demo in your browser

Navigate to: http://localhost:8081 this is the Vue.js frontend application. Please note that node will use port 8080 if the java backend is not running. Thus you should start the Java backend before the front node server.

To see the backend in action, you can call the /hotels end-point : http://localhost:8080/hotels

GraalVM on Mac OS Catalina issue

If you install GraalVM with homebrew tap there is an issue reported with Calatina. GraalVM binaries are not (yet) notarized for macOS Catalina as reported in this GraalVM issue.

As a workaround you can execute this command :

xattr -r -d /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/graalvm-ce-java8-19.3.1

You should then be able to install native-image

${GRAALVM_HOME}/bin/gu install native-image

If you need infos about your GraalVM setup with brew :

brew cask info graalvm/tap/graalvm-ce-java8

To use GraalVM CE, you may want to change your JAVA_HOME:

export JAVA_HOME=/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/graalvm-ce-java8-19.3.1/Contents/Home

or you may want to add its bin directory to your PATH:

export PATH=/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/graalvm-ce-java8-19.3.1/Contents/Home/bin:"$PATH"

Docker tips for Mac OS X and Windows

There is a simple tip if you want to use localhost instead of the Docker IP address, is to use the port forwarding feature of VirtualBox. See this tip

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