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Introduction about Spring Boot

Introduction of Spring Boot

  • Spring Boot is a project that is built on the top of the Spring Framework. It provides an easier and faster way to set up, configure, and run both simple and web-based applications.

  • It is a Spring module that provides the RAD (Rapid Application Development) feature to the Spring Framework. It is used to create a stand- alone Spring-based application that you can just run because it needs minimal Spring configuration.

  • In Spring Boot, there is no requirement for XML configuration (deployment descriptor). It uses convention over configuration software design paradigm that means it decreases the effort of the developer.

  • Spring Boot automatically configures your application based on the dependencies you have added to the project by using @EnableAutoConfiguration annotation. For example, if MySQL database is on your classpath, but you have not configured any database connection, then Spring Boot auto-configures an in-memory database.

  • The entry point of the spring boot application is the class contains @SpringBootApplication annotation and the main method.

  • Spring Boot automatically scans all the components included in the project by using @ComponentScan annotation.

  • For example, if you want to use Spring and JPA for database access, it is sufficient if you include spring-boot-starter-data-jpa dependency in your project.

The main goal of Spring Boot is to reduce development, unit test, and integration test time.

  • Provides Opinionated Development approach

  • Avoids defining more Annotation Configuration

  • Avoids writing lots of import statements

  • Avoids XML Configuration.

2. Important Topic in Spring Boot

  • Web Development

  • Spring Application

  • Application events and listeners

  • Admin features

  • Externalized Configuration

  • Properties Files

  • YAML Support

  • Type-safe Configuration

  • Logging

  • Security

Some Annotation of Spring Boot

  • @Controller

  • @RequestMapping

  • @PathVariable

  • @RequestParam

  • @ModelAttribute

  • @RequestBody and @ResponseBody

  • @RequestHeader and @ResponseHeader

  • @SpringBootApplication

  • @EnableAutoConfiguration

  • @Transactional

  • @EnableWebSecurity

Some Important links for Spring Boot Tutorial




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