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AngularJS and Spring Boot version of the Spring PetClinic Sample Application Build Status

Understanding the Spring Petclinic application with a few diagrams

See the presentation here

Running petclinic locally

	git clone
	cd spring-petclinic-angularjs
	./mvnw clean install
	cd spring-petclinic-server
	../mvnw spring-boot:run

You can then access petclinic here: http://localhost:8080/


In case you find a bug/suggested improvement for Spring Petclinic

Our issue tracker is available here:

Database configuration

In its default configuration, Petclinic uses an in-memory database (HSQLDB) which gets populated at startup with data. A similar setup is provided for MySql in case a persistent database configuration is needed. Note that whenever the database type is changed, the file needs to be updated and the mysql-connector-java artifact from the pom.xml needs to be uncommented.

You may start a MySql database with docker:

docker run -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=petclinic -e MYSQL_DATABASE=petclinic -p 3306:3306 mysql:5.7.8

Working with Petclinic in Eclipse/STS


The following items should be installed in your system:

Note: when m2e is available, there is an m2 icon in Help -> About dialog. If m2e is not there, just follow the install process here:


  1. In the command line
git clone
  1. Inside Eclipse
File -> Import -> Maven -> Existing Maven project

Active the dev Spring profile

In development mode, we recommand you yo use the dev Spring profile. Just add the following VM option:

All static resources changes will be monitored by the embedded LiveReload server of Spring Boot Devtools. See for details.

Client-side Architecture

Compared to the standard Petclinic based on JSP pages, this SpringBoot AngularJS Petclinic is splitted in 2 modules - a client module and a server module:

  • spring-petclinic-client : static resources (images, fonts, style, angular JS code) packaged as a webjar.
  • spring-petclinic-server : Spring MVC REST API and an index.html template

Looking for something in particular?

Spring Boot Configuration Files
The Main Class
Common properties file
Development properties file
Production properties file
Caching: Cache with EhCache
Homepage Map root context to the index.html template:
Front-end module Files
Node and NPM The frontend-maven-plugin plugin downloads/installs Node and NPM locally then runs Bower and Gulp
Bower JavaScript libraries are defined by the manifest file bower.json
Gulp Tasks automated by Gulp: minify CSS and JS, generate CSS from LESS, copy other static resources
Angular JS app.js, controllers and templates


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