Chapter 1. Bootstarting Spring

This chapter covers

  • How Spring Boot simplifies Spring application development
  • The essential features of Spring Boot
  • Setting up a Spring Boot workspace

The Spring Framework has been around for over a decade and has found a place as the de facto standard framework for developing Java applications. With such a long and storied history, some might think that Spring has settled, resting on its laurels, and is not doing anything new or exciting. Some might even say that Spring is legacy and that it’s time to look elsewhere for innovation.

Some would be wrong.

There are many exciting new things taking place in the Spring ecosystem, including work in the areas of cloud computing, big data, schema-less data persistence, ...

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