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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.
- 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.
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.
Let's do some initial setup by creating a serverless(!) database.
Create a DataStax Astra account if you don't already have one:
On the home page. Locate the button
Get Startedbutton to continue
Define a database name, keyspace name and select a database region, then click create database.
Your Astra DB will be ready when the status will change from
After your database is provisioned, we need to generate an Application Token for our App. Go to the
Settingstab in the database home screen.
Admin Userfor the role for this Sample App and then generate the token. Download the CSV so that we can use the credentials we need later.
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 Bundlefor the driver.
Make note of where to use the
Client Secretthat is part of the Application Token that we generated earlier.
Use this templateat the top of the GitHub Repository:
Enter a repository name and click 'Create repository from template':
Clone the repository:
🚀 Getting Started Paths:
Make sure you've completed the prerequisites before starting this step
Running on Gitpod
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:
When the app is finished building, click the 'Open Browser' button on the bottom right of the screen:
You've successfully build a Spring Data Cassandra application!