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Spring Boot

It is a Spring module which provides RAD (Rapid Application Development) feature to Spring framework.

It is used to create stand alone spring based application that you can just run because it needs very little spring configuration.

Spring Boot does not generate code and there is absolutely no requirement for XML configuration.

It uses convention over configuration software design paradigm that means it decrease the effort of developer.

Advantages of Spring Boot

  • Create stand-alone Spring applications that can be started using java -jar.
  • Embed Tomcat, Jetty or Undertow directly. You don't need to deploy WAR files.
  • It provides opinionated 'starter' POMs to simplify your Maven configuration.
  • It automatically configure Spring whenever possible.
  • It provides production-ready features such as metrics, health checks and externalized configuration.
  • Absolutely no code generation and no requirement for XML configuration.

Prerequisite of Spring Boot

To create a Spring Boot application following are the prerequisites. In this tutorial, we will use Spring Tool Suite IDE.

  • Java 1.8
  • Gradle 2.3+ or Maven 3.0+
  • Spring Framework 5.0.0.BUILD-SNAPSHOT
  • An IDE (Spring Tool Suit) is recommended.

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