HATEOAS-enabled Spring Boot microservice

In the next example, Spring Initializr will be used to create a Spring Boot project. Spring Initializr is a drop-in replacement for the STS project wizard, and provides a web UI for configuring and generating a Spring Boot project. One of the advantages of the Spring Initializr is that it can generate a project through the website, which can then be imported into any IDE.

In this example, the concept of HyperMedia As The Engine Of Application State (HATEOAS) for REST-based services and the Hypertext Application Language (HAL) browser will be examined.

HATEOAS is useful for building conversational style microservices which exhibit strong affinity between UI and its backend services.


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