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Hands-On High Performance with Spring 5 by Dinesh Radadiya, Prashant Goswami, Pritesh Shah, Subhash Shah, Chintan Mehta

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Creating your first Spring Boot application

In this section, we will look at the prerequisites for developing a Spring Boot application. We will develop a small Spring Boot application to understand the configuration required for a Spring Boot application and the importance of each configuration.

Here is the list of prerequisites for working with Spring Boot:

  • Java 8 or 9
  • Spring 5.0.4 or later

Spring Boot supports:

  • Maven 3.2+ and Gradle 4 for dependency management and explicit builds
  • Tomcat 8.5, Jetty 9.4, and Undertow 1.4

Spring Boot applications can be deployed to any servlet 3.0+ compatible servlet container.

The first step in developing a Spring Boot application is to install Spring Boot. It is extremely easy to set up. It can be ...

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