Spring Initializr

Spring Boot applications can be kickstarted in multiple ways. One of the ways is to use the Eclipse-based Spring Tools Suite IDE (https://spring.io/tools/sts). Another way is to use https://start.spring.io, also known as Spring Initializr. First things first, Spring Initializr is not Spring Boot or an equivalent. Spring Initializr is a tool that has simple web UI support to configure the Spring Boot application. It can be considered a tool for a quick-start generation of Spring projects. It provides APIs that can be extended for customization in order to generate the projects.

The Spring Initializr tool provides a configuration structure to define a list of dependencies, supported Java and Spring Boot versions, and supported ...

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