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Spring Boot Cookbook by Alex Antonov

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Creating a custom Spring Boot autoconfiguration starter

We have a high-level idea of the process by which Spring Boot decides which configurations to include in the formation of the application context. Now, let's take a stab at creating our own Spring Boot starter artifact, which we can include as an autoconfigurable dependency in our build.

In Chapter 2, Configuring Web Applications, you learned how to create database Repository objects. So, let's build a simple starter that will create another CommandLineRunner that will take the collection of all the Repository instances and print out the count of the total entries for each.

We will start by adding a child Gradle project to our existing project that will house the codebase for the starter artifact. ...

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