Spring Boot- Getting Started

Video description

Learn how to create a production-ready, simple web application from scratch

About This Video

  • Create a Spring application from scratch
  • Add a RESTful API and a rich web interface
  • Store data in a relational DB with transactions
  • Configure and operate a Spring Boot application

In Detail

The Spring Framework is the leading alternative to Oracle's Java EE offering. Spring Boot is the best option to start developing Spring applications with less code and a better development and operations experience.

This lesson is aimed at providing someone having a Java background with the necessary expertise to write a web-based application from scratch that stores data in a relational database and offers a REST-based API and a HTML interface.

We start by creating a new project and exploring the already provided test support. We then move on to add our first Web MVC controller and of course we add tests for this as well. With that knowledge we start to write our sample application and start with a REST-based API. Then, we add data storage via JPA and Spring's JdbcTemplate.

Further on, we create an HTML interface with thymeleaf and add input validation to both APIs. Spring security is the next topic we explore to secure our application from malicious users. At the end we are going to learn how to configure our application, monitor it, and check out some advanced topics regarding Spring configuration classes and the Spring Expression Language (SpEL).

After completing this course, you will be able to write a maintainable application from scratch that can be deployed and operated with ease.


This course can be beneficial for novice Spring developers, web developers and Spring enthusiast. This will help them dive-in and understand core basics concepts of Spring Boot.

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Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Bootstrap…
    1. The Course Overview
    2. Creating a small project
    3. The Spring context
    4. Spring testing
  2. Chapter 2 : WebMVC – a First Glance
    1. Adding WebMVC dependencies
    2. Adding interactivity
    3. Adding interactivity – II
    4. Spring MVC testing
    5. Spring WebMVC testing – II
  3. Chapter 3 : Creating an API
    1. Adding a bookmark
    2. Adding HATEOAS
    3. Fetching a bookmark
    4. Getting all bookmarks
    5. Update a bookmark
    6. Deleting a bookmark
    7. Closing, ResponseStatus, and ResourceAssembler
  4. Chapter 4 : Storing Data in a Database
    1. Adding JPA dependencies
    2. JPA entity and DAO
    3. Adding Flyway for schema migration
    4. Switching to JdbcTemplate
    5. Switching to JdbcTemplate – II
    6. Transactions
  5. Chapter 5 : Creating an HTML-based Interface with Thymeleaf
    1. Adding Thymeleaf
    2. Adding some more fields to the Bookmark class
    3. Adding bookmark details page
    4. Bookmark list
    5. Deleting a bookmark
    6. Adding a bookmark edit form
  6. Chapter 6 : Validating input
    1. Adding validation dependencies
    2. Enabling validation on the model
    3. Activating validation in the REST API
    4. Adding an add form
    5. Adding validation to the HTML UI
  7. Chapter 7 : Securing the App
    1. Adding Spring Security dependencies
    2. Adding the login form
    3. Adding roles and authorization
    4. Adding Spring Security to the HTML UI
  8. Chapter 8 : Preparing the Application for the Release
    1. Spring profiles
    2. Configuration property classes
    3. Spring Boot Actuator
    4. Spring Boot Actuator - II
  9. Chapter 9 : Peeking under the Hood
    1. Advanced Spring configuration
    2. Spring expression language
    3. Spring expression language – II
    4. Spring bean scopes
    5. Spring bean scopes – II
    6. Common configuration options
    7. Common configuration options – II

Product information

  • Title: Spring Boot- Getting Started
  • Author(s): Patrick Cornelissen
  • Release date: July 2017
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781788298636