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Developer(s)Julien Dubois and contributors
Initial release21 October 2013; 9 years ago (2013-10-21)
Stable release
7.3.1 / October 19, 2021; 19 months ago (2021-10-19)[1]
Written inJava
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeWeb application framework
LicenseApache 2 License

JHipster is a free and open-source application generator used to quickly develop modern web applications and Microservices using Angular or React (JavaScript library) and the Spring Framework.


JHipster provides tools to generate a project with a Java stack on the server side (using Spring Boot) and a responsive Web front-end on the client side (with Angular/ReactJs and Bootstrap). It can also create microservice stack with support for Netflix OSS, Docker and Kubernetes.

The term 'JHipster' comes from 'Java Hipster', as its initial goal was to use all the modern and 'hype' tools available at the time.[2] Today, it has reached a more enterprise goal, with a strong focus on developer productivity, tooling and quality.[3]

Major functionalities[edit]

Technology stack[edit]

On the client side:

On the server side:

  • Spring Boot
  • Spring Security (including Social Logins)
  • Spring MVC REST + Jackson
  • Monitoring with Metrics
  • Optional WebSocket support with Spring Websocket
  • Spring Data JPA + Bean Validation
  • Database updates with Liquibase
  • Elasticsearch support
  • MongoDB support
  • Cassandra support
  • Neo4j support

Out-of-the-box auto-configured tooling:

  • Yeoman
  • Webpack or Gulp.js
  • BrowserSync
  • Maven or Gradle
  • Editor for Datamodeling (visual and textual)


A JHipster mini book [4] is written by Matt Raible, the author of AppFuse.

A book on "Full stack development with JHipster" [5] is written by Deepu K Sasidharan, the co-lead of JHipster and Sendil Kumar N, a core team member of JHipster. Reviewed by Julien Dubois and Antonio Goncalves.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Release 7.3.1". jhipster.tech. Retrieved 2021-11-16.
  2. ^ "JHipster links Java and JavaScript for Web development". InfoWorld. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 2015-06-24.
  3. ^ "JHipster 2.0 Released with AngularJS improvements, Liquibase diffs, and Spring WebSockets". InfoQ. Retrieved 2015-06-24.
  4. ^ "JHipster mini-book". Matt Raible. Retrieved 2015-06-24.
  5. ^ "JHipster book". Deepu KS, Sendil Kumar N. Retrieved 2017-11-08.

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