Java developers requiring a solid background in using the Spring framework.
As the Spring framework has grown, creating and configuring Spring applications has become more and more complex. Spring Boot takes an “opinionated” view of an application (via intelligent defaults) that minimizes configuration and boilerplate Spring code. Spring Boot makes it easier to use Spring’s many frameworks and adds advanced capabilities such as health monitoring. This course introduces Spring Boot from the ground up, including overviews of building blocks such as maven. It covers the key features and capabilities of Spring Boot and teaches experienced Spring developers the skills they need to use Spring Boot productively. This course covers Spring Boot 2 and Spring 5 - the current releases of these frameworks.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Get an overview of Spring Core (focus on @Configuration) and maven/gradle - building blocks for Spring Boot
- Understand the needs that Spring Boot fulfills
- Use Spring Boot starters and start.spring.io to easily create new applications
- Understand and use Spring Boot’s auto-configuration
- Customize your application configuration
- Understand and use Spring Boot’s Spring Data / Spring Data JPA capabilities
- Understand and use Spring Boot’s Web capabilities (focusing on Spring REST), including embedded servlet containers
- Be familiar with Spring Boot Data REST
- Use Spring Security with Spring Boot
- Understand and use Spring Boot’s Actuator
- Use Actuator endpoints to monitor and manage applications
- Be familiar with and work with Spring DevTools
- Be familiar with the Spring CLI
Substantial comfort level with the Java programming language.