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.
HATEOAS is a REST ...