Getting Started with Spring Boot 2

Learn how to build a real application using Spring Framework 5 & Spring Boot 2

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Getting Started with Spring Boot 2

This course offers hands-on experience building Spring Framework applications using Spring Boot. The first thing that is going to stand out is that we are going to move away from the boring, non-useful demos. In the new course, we are going to build a practical application from start to finish.

While we are creating this application together we will take a look at some of the new features Spring Framework 5 & Spring Boot 2 have to offer. By taking this course you will have the latest skills that you need to build real applications using the Spring Framework.

What is Spring Boot?

Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run".

Spring Boot takes an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.

Build anything with Spring Boot

Spring Boot is the starting point for building all Spring-based applications. Spring Boot is designed to get you up and running as quickly as possible, with minimal upfront configuration of Spring.

  • Get started in seconds using Spring Initializr
  • Build anything - REST API, WebSocket, Web, Streaming, Tasks, and more
  • Simplified Security
  • Rich support for SQL and NoSQL
  • Embedded runtime support - Tomcat, Jetty, and Undertow
  • Developer productivity tools such as live reload and auto restart
  • Curated dependencies that just work
  • Production-ready features such as tracing, metrics and health status
  • Works in your favorite IDE - Spring Tool Suite, IntelliJ IDEA and NetBeans

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What does early access to this course get me?

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  • Work at your own pace - There are currently 12 modules (over 10 hours of content!) that you can access on any device at any time.
  • Access to source code - You will have access to all of the source code used in this course so that you can follow.
  • Quizzes & Exercises - To keep you on track in this course and reinforce what you learned in each section.
  • Got Questions? - No worries, you will have access to Dan as well as community members to ask questions when you get stuck.

  • Java Developer - You should be familiar with the Java Programming language. You don't need to be a rockstar (I certainly am not) but you should have an intermediate understanding.

  • Web Developer - While you don't need to know Spring to get started you should have some experience building web applications. If you have experience using another MVC framework that's even better but it's not required.

  • Heard of Spring - You don't need prior experience with Spring but if you have at least heard of it and understand what it is that will help you out.

  • New Features - You are interested in seeing some of the new features in Spring Framework 5 and Spring Boot 2.
  • Project Overview - To start this course off, we are going to discuss the project that we will be building. It is good to have some type of plan before we start writing code and that is exactly what we will cover.
  • Github - A real world project needs to be backed by source control. We are going to make sure we have Git & Github setup and I will explain my branching strategy for this course.
  • Spring Boot Essentials - Before we dive into the project we need to take a look at some Spring Boot essentials like configuration, devtools & Actuator.
  • Spring MVC: Model - By now we have already discussed our plan for the model and all that's left is to put that plan into action.
  • Database Layer - Any real world application needs to connect to a database and in this module that is what we will do. We will look at how to configure a database connection and learn all about Spring Data Repositories.
  • Spring Security - Another feature of a real world application is security. Security is real hard but lucky for us we don't have to build this from scratch. We are going to take a look at how to configure Spring Security in our application.
  • Spring MVC: Service - You controllers should be lightweight and with that in mind we need a place to store business logic. A Service Layer is a great choice for that and we will look at how to use services in our application.
  • Spring MVC: View - Our application needs a user interface and in this module we will look at how to incorporate Thymeleaf into our application. The good news is I have already built the base templates (HTML/CSS/JS) for you so you can dive right into the dynamic features of Spring Boot & Thymeleaf.
  • Spring MVC: Controller - Controllers are the heart of your application, handling routes and directing traffic. We will look at how to setup controller routes and build out all of the CRUD methods our application will need.
What's Next

Here are a few things that we are working on to follow up this course with

  • Certification of Completion
  • Learn how to take your application to production on a variety of platforms.
  • How to properly test your Spring Boot applications.

About Dan Vega

Hi, Iā€™m Dan Vega. I am a Software Engineer living just outside of one of my favorite places in the world, Cleveland, Ohio. I am a self-taught programmer who firmly believes that you can accomplish anything in this life if you put your mind to it, roll up your sleeves and are willing to put in the work.

I have been writing software for over 18+ years now and I use my knowledge, passion, and influence to help other developers achieve their goals. I teach online and currently have over 50,000 students.

When I am not writing software, I have a number of things that really keep me busy. I love to read books, listen to podcasts and watch online courses. I have a real thirst for knowledge and it consumes me every single day of the week. I also love to run & lift heavy weights, which keeps me balanced throughout the week.

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