Configuring a development environment

We installed Java and Maven to compile and package our Java source code and installed Tomcat to deploy and run our application. So now we have to start write Spring MVC code so that we can compile, package, and run the code. We can use any simple text editor on our computer to write our code, but that won't help us much with features like finding syntax errors as we type, auto-suggesting important key words, syntax highlighting, easy navigation, and so on.

An integrated development environment (IDE) can help us with these features to develop the code faster and error free. We are going to use Spring Tool Suite (STS) as our IDE.

Time for action - installing Spring Tool Suite

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