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Getting Started with Spring Boot: How to Set Up Your Development Environment

Create a Spring Boot Project in STS IDE

Spring Tool Suite (STS) is a java IDE tailored for developing Spring-based enterprise applications. It is easier, faster, and more convenient. And most importantly it is based on Eclipse IDE. STS is free, open-source, and powered by VMware. Spring Tools 4 is the next generation of Spring tooling for the favorite coding environment. Largely rebuilt from scratch, it provides world-class support for developing Spring-based enterprise applications, whether you prefer Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, or Theia IDE.


  1. Install Spring Tool Suite IDE

  2. Create a new Spring project

  3. Fill details in the pop-up window and press Next.

  4. Choose Spring Boot version and select dependencies and press Next.

  5. Click on the ‘Finish’ button.

Step 1: Install Spring Tool Suite (Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse) IDE

For this user must have pre-requisite knowledge of downloading and installing Spring Tool Suite IDE

Step 2: Go to the File > New > Spring Starter Project as shown in the below image as follows:

Step 3: In this pop-up window fill the detail below as follows and further click on the Next button as shown in the below image.

Service URL: Default
Name: Your Project Name
Type: Maven Project
Java Version: 11 or greater than 11
Packaging: As your need
Language: As your need
Group:  A unique base name of the company or group that created the project
Artifact: A unique name of the project
Version: Default
Description: As your need
Package: Your package name

Step 4: Choose your required Spring Boot Version and select your dependencies as per your project requirement. And at last click on the Next button.

Step 5: Now simply click on the Finish button.

Below is the Welcome screen after you have successfully Created and Setup Spring Boot Project in Spring Tool Suite

Congratulations you have your first spring boot project ready. To run the application hit Right click->Run As->Java Application

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