A Jhipster blueprint to organize entities in a modular way`

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A JHipster blueprint to organize entities in a modular way


This is a JHipster blueprint, that is meant to be used in a JHipster application.

With this blueprint it's possible to define an optional module for each entity. All the entities in the same modules will be grouped in the same package.

    ├── invoice //invoice module
    │   ├── config
    │   ├── domain
    │   │   └── enumeration
    │   ├── repository
    │   ├── service
    │   └── web
    │       └── rest
    ├── notification //notification module
    │   ├── config
    │   ├── domain
    │   ├── repository
    └── store //store module
        ├── config
        ├── domain
        │   └── enumeration
        ├── repository
        ├── service
        └── web
            └── rest

This is useful when:

  • you want to group entity by a specific domain/architecture concept
  • you want to enforce separation of concerns without using microservices (but you may need them later)
  • you don't always need REST controllers for your entities (e.g. when doing API First Only)


As this is a JHipster blueprint, we expect you have JHipster and its related tools already installed:


To use this blueprint, run the below commands

npm install -g generator-jhipster-modular-monolith
jhipster --blueprints modular-monolith

Now you can group entities and their related files into an isolated module package. You can create entities:


entity Shipment {
    name String required

Via command line

$ jhipster entity Shipment
The entity Customer is being created.

? Do you want to add your entity to a module? Yes
? What's the module name for your entity? invoice

Skip Rest Controller

You can also decide to skip the generation of the REST controller for your entity.

Via command line

? Do you want to generate a REST controller for your entity? (Use arrow keys)
> Yes, generate the REST controller as usual
  No, skip the generation of the REST controller


entity Shipment {
    name String required

Running local Blueprint version for development

During development of blueprint, please note the below steps. They are very important.

  1. Link your blueprint globally

Note: If you do not want to link the blueprint(step 3) to each project being created, use NPM instead of Yarn as yeoman doesn't seem to fetch globally linked Yarn modules. On the other hand, this means you have to use NPM in all the below steps as well.

cd generator-jhipster-modular-monolith
npm link
  1. Link a development version of JHipster to your blueprint (optional: required only if you want to use a non-released JHipster version, like the master branch or your own custom fork)

You could also use Yarn for this if you prefer

cd generator-jhipster-generator-jhipster
npm link

cd generator-jhipster-modular-monolith
npm link generator-jhipster
  1. Create a new folder for the app to be generated and link JHipster and your blueprint there
mkdir my-app && cd my-app

npm link generator-jhipster-modular-monolith
npm link generator-jhipster (Optional: Needed only if you are using a non-released JHipster version)

jhipster -d --blueprint modular-monolith


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