Chapter 2. Developing your first Spring Boot application

This chapter covers

  • Working with Spring Boot starters
  • Automatic Spring configuration

When’s the last time you went to a supermarket or major retail store and actually had to push the door open? Most large stores have automatic doors that sense your presence and open for you. Any door will enable you to enter a building, but automatic doors don’t require that you push or pull them open.

Similarly, many public facilities have restrooms with automatic water faucets and towel dispensers. Although not quite as prevalent as automatic supermarket doors, these devices don’t ask much of you and instead are happy to dispense water and towels.

And I honestly don’t remember the last time I ...

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