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Spring Boot Cookbook by Alex Antonov

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Creating a simple application

Now that we have a basic idea of the starters that are available to us, let's go ahead and create our application template at http://start.spring.io.

How to do it…

The application that we are going to create is a book catalog management system. It will keep a record of books that were published, who were the authors, the reviewers, publishing houses, and so forth. We will name our project BookPub, and apply the following steps:

  1. Use the default proposed Group name: org.test.
  2. Enter bookpub for an Artifact field.
  3. Provide BookPub as a Name for the application.
  4. Specify org.test.bookpub as our Package Name.
  5. Choose Gradle Project.
  6. Select Jar as Packaging.
  7. Use Java Version as 1.8.
  8. Use Spring Boot Version as 1.2.5.
  9. Select the H2, JDBC ...

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