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Building a PWA with Ionic, Angular, and Spring Boot - GeeCON 2017

Building a PWA with Ionic, Angular, and Spring Boot - GeeCON 2017

In this session, I show how to build a Progressive Web App (PWA) using Ionic, Angular, and Spring Boot. PWAs are being hyped as the next big thing in mobile development. This talk will cut through the hype and get down to the nitty-gritty. Are they really better than native applications? Can you develop PWAs and easily target mobile and desktop with the same application?

Tutorial used for demo:

Source code:


Matt Raible

May 17, 2017


  1. Building a PWA with Matt Raible / @mraible Kraków, 17-19

    May 2017
  2. Blogger on UI Architect and Java Champion Father, Skier,

    Mountain Biker, Whitewater Rafter Web Framework Connoisseur Who is Matt Raible? Bus Lover Stormpath Developer Evangelist
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  5. #GeeCON Authentication Standards

  6. #GeeCON Spring Boot Automatically configures Spring whenever possible Provides production-ready

    features such as metrics, health checks and externalized configuration Absolutely no code generation and no requirement for XML configuration Embeds Tomcat, Jetty or Undertow directly

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  9. @SpringBootApplication public class DemoApplication { public static void main(String[] args)

    {, args); } } @Entity class Blog { @Id @GeneratedValue private Long id; private String name; // getters, setters, toString(), etc } @RepositoryRestResource interface BlogRepository extends PagingAndSortingRepository<Blog, Long> { }
  10. Microservices with Spring Boot

  11. Secure Microservices with Spring Boot

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  15. “We’ve failed on mobile” — Alex Russell

  16. Mobile Hates You! How to fight back: Implement PRPL Get

    a ~$150-200 unlocked Android (e.g. Moto G4) Use chrome://inspect && chrome://inspect?tracing Lighthouse DevTools Network & CPU Throttling
  17. The PRPL Pattern Push Render Pre-cache Lazy-load

  18. The PRPL Pattern Push critical resources for the initial URL

    route Render initial route Pre-cache remaining routes Lazy-load and create remaining routes on demand
  19. #GeeCON Progressive Web Apps

  20. Live Coding! Create API Create UI Deploy to iOS

  21. #GeeCON Resources Demo Code spring-boot-ionic-example Step-by-step Tutorial 2017/05/17/develop-a-mobile-app-with-

  22. Learn Ionic

  23. Shortcut to becoming an Ionic Expert JUST DO IT.


  25. #GeeCON Questions? Keep in touch! @mraible Presentations Code