Spring Boot + Angular CRUD Tutorial - Part #2 - Creating Angular App

In the previous part 1, we have developed CRUD REST APIs using Spring boot. 

In this Part 2 of Spring Boot + Angular 8 CRUD Example Tutorial, we will install and develop an Angular 8 web application.

Use the below links to visit different parts of this tutorial:

Table of contents

  • Install the latest version of Angular CLI
  • Create Angular 8 client application using Angular CLI
  • Identify Components, Services, and Modules
  • Create Service & Components using Angular CLI
  • Integrate JQuery and Bootstrap with Angular

Angular 8 Client App Development

Let's develop a step-by-step CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) web application using Angular 8 which consumes CRUD rest APIs, which we created in Part 1.
I assume that you have installed Node.js. Now, we need to check the Node.js and NPM versions. Open the terminal or Node command line then type these commands.
C:\Angular>node -v

C:\Angular>npm -v

Install the latest version of Angular CLI

To install or update Angular 8 CLI, type this command in the Terminal or Node Command-Line.
npm install -g @angular/cli
Now, let's check the latest version of Angular CLI:
C:\angular>ng --version

     _                      _                 ____ _     ___
    / \   _ __   __ _ _   _| | __ _ _ __     / ___| |   |_ _|
   / △ \ | '_ \ / _` | | | | |/ _` | '__|   | |   | |    | |
  / ___ \| | | | (_| | |_| | | (_| | |      | |___| |___ | |
 /_/   \_\_| |_|\__, |\__,_|_|\__,_|_|       \____|_____|___|

Angular CLI: 8.0.1
Node: 10.15.3
OS: win32 x64

Package                      Version
@angular-devkit/architect    0.800.1
@angular-devkit/core         8.0.1
@angular-devkit/schematics   8.0.1
@schematics/angular          8.0.1
@schematics/update           0.800.1
rxjs                         6.4.0

Create Angular 8 client application using Angular CLI

The Angular CLI is a command-line interface tool that you use to initialize, develop, scaffold, and maintain Angular applications.
If you are new to Angular CLI then check out official documentation at https://cli.angular.io.
Let's use the below command to generate an Angular 8 Client application. We name this project "angular8-springboot-client".
ng new angular8-springboot-client

Identify Components, Services, and Modules

Let's list out components, services, and modules that we are going to create in this application. We will use Angular CLI to generate components, services because Angular CLI follows best practices and saves much time.


  • create-employee
  • employee-list
  • employee-details


  • employee.service.ts - Service for Http Client methods


  • FormsModule
  • HttpClientModule
  • AppRoutingModule

Employee Class (Typescript class)

  • employee.ts: class Employee (id, firstName, lastName, emailId)
In this next step, we will generate these components, classes, and services using Angular CLI.

Create Service & Components using Angular CLI

Let's auto-generate the service and components using Angular CLI. Change your project directory to angular8-springboot-client\src\app and run the following commands:
- ng g s employee
– ng g c create-employee
– ng g c employee-details
– ng g c employee-list
Here is the complete command and output for your reference:
C:\Angular\angular8-springboot-crud-tutorial\angular8-springboot-client>cd src/app

C:\Angular\angular8-springboot-crud-tutorial\angular8-springboot-client\src\app>ng g s employee
CREATE src/app/employee.service.spec.ts (343 bytes)
CREATE src/app/employee.service.ts (137 bytes)

C:\Angular\angular8-springboot-crud-tutorial\angular8-springboot-client\src\app>ng g c create-employee
CREATE src/app/create-employee/create-employee.component.html (34 bytes)
CREATE src/app/create-employee/create-employee.component.spec.ts (685 bytes)
CREATE src/app/create-employee/create-employee.component.ts (304 bytes)
CREATE src/app/create-employee/create-employee.component.css (0 bytes)
UPDATE src/app/app.module.ts (509 bytes)

C:\Angular\angular8-springboot-crud-tutorial\angular8-springboot-client\src\app>ng g c employee-list
CREATE src/app/employee-list/employee-list.component.html (32 bytes)
CREATE src/app/employee-list/employee-list.component.spec.ts (671 bytes)
CREATE src/app/employee-list/employee-list.component.ts (296 bytes)
CREATE src/app/employee-list/employee-list.component.css (0 bytes)
UPDATE src/app/app.module.ts (617 bytes)

C:\Angular\angular8-springboot-crud-tutorial\angular8-springboot-client\src\app>ng g c employee-list
ERROR! src/app/employee-list/employee-list.component.html already exists.
ERROR! src/app/employee-list/employee-list.component.spec.ts already exists.
ERROR! src/app/employee-list/employee-list.component.ts already exists.
ERROR! src/app/employee-list/employee-list.component.css already exists.
The Schematic workflow failed. See above.

C:\Angular\angular8-springboot-crud-tutorial\angular8-springboot-client\src\app>ng g c employee-details
CREATE src/app/employee-details/employee-details.component.html (35 bytes)
CREATE src/app/employee-details/employee-details.component.spec.ts (692 bytes)
CREATE src/app/employee-details/employee-details.component.ts (308 bytes)
CREATE src/app/employee-details/employee-details.component.css (0 bytes)
UPDATE src/app/app.module.ts (737 bytes)

Integrate JQuery and Bootstrap with Angular

Use NPM to download Bootstrap & JQuery. Bootstrap and jQuery will be installed into the node_modules folder.
npm install bootstrap jquery --save
Configure installed Bootstrap & JQuery in an angular.json file:
"styles": [
"scripts": [
If bootstrap won't work then try to import bootstrap CSS in style.css like:
/* You can add global styles to this file, and also import other style files */

@import '~bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css';

.footer {
    position: absolute;
    bottom: 0;
    height: 70px;
    background-color: blue;
    text-align: center;
    color: white;
Let's discuss each of the above generate components and service files and we will customize it as per our requirement.
In the next part 3, we will create CRUD operations for the Employee model using Angular 8.

Move to Part 3 - Develop Angular 8 CRUD Operations 

In this part 2, we have created and set up the Angular 8 application.

In the next Part 3, we will implement the following steps:
  • Create an Employee class
  • Employee Service
  • Creating Employee List Template and Component
  • Create Add Employee Template and Component
  • Create View Employee Details Template and Component


  1. Can you please tell me why when spring boot is shut down the data are deleted ?

    1. I have configured H2 database with Spring boot to create and use an in-memory database in runtime, generally for quickly testing this application. The h2 in-memory database is created/initialized when an application starts up; and destroyed when the application shuts down. You need to use MySQL database in order to permanently store data in database. Open the application.properties file and enable MySQL properties.

    2. I am facing then with some errors.
      com.mysql.cj.jdbc.exceptions.CommunicationsException: Communications link failure

      The last packet sent successfully to the server was 0 milliseconds ago. The driver has not received any packets from the server.
      I have added the my-sql-connector in pom.xml but it is not working

  2. you can also configure your h2 database to be file based so it will be permanent and wont get deleted if the server shuts down.


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