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Spring Data Astra DB REST API

This application uses Spring Data Cassandra and DataStax Astra DB to build a REST API for a backend service that interacts with products and orders.

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Spring Data Cassandra REST API

10 minutes, Beginner, Start Building

This application uses Spring Data Cassandra and DataStax Astra DB to build a REST API for a backend service that interacts with products and orders.

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Objectives

  • Run a REST API that connects to DataStax Astra DB

How this works

We're using Spring Data Cassandra and Datastax Astra DB to build a REST API that stores Products and Orders.

Get Started

To build and play with this app, follow the build instructions that are located here: https://github.com/DataStax-Examples/spring-data-starter

Running Spring Data Cassandra REST API

Follow the instructions below to get started.

Prerequisites

Let's do some initial setup by creating a serverless(!) database.

DataStax Astra

  1. Create a DataStax Astra account if you don't already have one:

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  1. On the home page. Locate the button Create Database

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  1. Locate the Get Started button to continue

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  1. Define a database name, keyspace name and select a database region, then click create database.

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  1. Your Astra DB will be ready when the status will change from Pending to Active 💥💥💥

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  1. After your database is provisioned, we need to generate an Application Token for our App. Go to the Settings tab in the database home screen.

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  1. Select Admin User for the role for this Sample App and then generate the token. Download the CSV so that we can use the credentials we need later.

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  1. After you have your Application Token, head to the database connect screen and select the driver connection that we need. Go ahead and download the Secure Bundle for the driver.

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  1. Make note of where to use the Client Id and Client Secret that is part of the Application Token that we generated earlier.

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Github

  1. Click Use this template at the top of the GitHub Repository:

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  1. Enter a repository name and click 'Create repository from template':

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  1. Clone the repository:

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🚀 Getting Started Paths:

Make sure you've completed the prerequisites before starting this step

Running on Gitpod

  1. Click the 'Open in Gitpod' link:

Open in IDE

  1. Once your Gitpod workspace has loaded, you'll be asked to paste your service account credentials in the Gitpod terminal at the bottom of the screen:

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  1. When the app is finished building, click the 'Open Browser' button on the bottom right of the screen:

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  1. You've successfully build a Spring Data Cassandra application!

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Create your Account and get started!

Let's Go!
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