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/


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Database configuration

In its default configuration, Petclinic uses an in-memory database (HSQLDB) which gets populated at startup with data. A similar setups is provided for MySql in case a persistent database configuration is needed. To run petclinic locally using MySQL database, it is needed to change profile defined in the` file.

For MySQL database, it is needed to switch profile. There is two ways:

  1. Update application properties: open the file, then change the value hsqldb to mysql
  2. Use a Spring Boot JVM parameter: simply start the JVM with the parameter.

Before do this, it would be good to change JDBC url properties defined in the file:

spring.datasource.url = jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/petclinic?useUnicode=true

The localhost host should be set for a MySQL dabase instance started on your local machine. You may also start a MySql database with docker:

docker run --name mysql-petclinic -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=petclinic -e MYSQL_DATABASE=petclinic -p 3306:3306 mysql:5.7


Run an image

To run a Docker image of Petclinic with its embedded HSQL database, you may

docker run -p 8080:8080 -t --name springboot-petclinic arey/springboot-petclinic

If you want to use MySQL, you first have to change the spring.datasource.url declared in the file. You have to rebuild the image (see next section). Then you could activated the mysql profile:

docker run -e "SPRING_PROFILES_ACTIVE=mysql,prod" -p 8080:8080 -t --name springboot-petclinic arey/springboot-petclinic

Use Docker Compose

The simplest way is to use docker-compose

docker-compose up

Build an image

To rebuild a Docker image on your device:

./mvnw clean install
cd spring-petclinic-server
mvn clean package docker:build

To publish a new image into Docker Hub:

mvn clean package docker:build -DpushImageTag

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
  2. 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

Interesting Spring Petclinic forks

The Spring Petclinic master branch in the main spring-projects GitHub org is the "canonical" implementation, currently based on Spring Boot and Thymeleaf.

This [spring-petclinic-angularjs][] project is one of the several forks hosted in a special GitHub org: spring-petclinic. If you have a special interest in a different technology stack that could be used to implement the Pet Clinic then please join the community there.


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Spring Petclinic Angular.js

AngularJS 1 and Spring Boot 2 version of the Spring Petclinic sample application

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