Spring Boot and React is a powerful combination for creating modern and responsive user interfaces. This guide will provide an introduction to integrating Spring Boot with React, explain the basics of React, and offer sample code with explanations for its implementation.

Why Use React with Spring Boot?

React is a popular front-end library that offers several advantages when integrated with Spring Boot:

  • Virtual DOM: React's virtual DOM ensures efficient updates and fast rendering of user interfaces.
  • Component-Based: React's component architecture promotes reusability and maintainability of UI elements.
  • Community and Ecosystem: React has a large and active community, with extensive libraries and tools available.

Getting Started with Spring Boot and React

To start creating modern user interfaces with Spring Boot and React, follow these steps:

  1. Create a Spring Boot project using the Spring Initializr or your preferred IDE.
  2. Create a new React app using Create React App or your preferred React setup:
npx create-react-app my-react-app
  1. Integrate React with Spring Boot by serving the React app from the Spring Boot backend. Set up your Spring Boot application to serve static files.
public class WebConfig implements WebMvcConfigurer {
public void addResourceHandlers(ResourceHandlerRegistry registry) {
  1. Develop your React front-end, create components, and consume RESTful APIs provided by your Spring Boot backend. Use React Router for client-side routing and Axios for making HTTP requests.
import React, { Component } from 'react';
import axios from 'axios';
class App extends Component {
state = {
data: ''
componentDidMount() {
.then(response => {
this.setState({ data: });
render() {
return (
<h1>Hello, React!</h1>
<p>Data from Spring Boot: {}</p>
export default App;


Spring Boot and React is an excellent choice for creating modern and responsive user interfaces. This guide introduced the integration, explained the benefits of React, and provided sample code for building a basic user interface in a Spring Boot application. As you explore this combination further, you'll find it valuable for developing interactive and visually appealing web applications.