Appendix A. Spring Boot Developer Tools

Spring Boot 1.3 introduced a new set of developer tools that make it even easier to work with Spring Boot at development time. Among its many capabilities are

  • Automatic restart— Restarts a running application when files are changed in the classpath
  • LiveReload support— Changes to resources trigger a browser refresh automatically
  • Remote development— Supports automatic restart and LiveReload when deployed remotely
  • Development property defaults— Provides sensible development defaults for some configuration properties

Spring Boot’s developer tools come in the form of a library that can be added to a project as a dependency. If you’re using Gradle to build your project, the development tools can be added ...

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