Select ALL starters on Spring Initializer (http://start.spring.io)

If you are working on Spring Boot then you most probably aware of Spring Initializer (http://start.spring.io) which is an online spring boot application generator. You can select the starters that you want to use and then generate the application. If you notice that there is no SELECT ALL option to select all the starters. Who would do that insane thing of selecting all the starters for an application??!!??? But, i would like to have the SELECT ALL option for one single reason: […]

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Spring Cloud Tutorials – Auto Refresh Config Changes using Spring Cloud Bus

Problem In the previous article Introduction to Spring Cloud Config Server we have seen how to use Spring Cloud Config Server. But, the problem is to reload the config changes in Config Client applications we need to trigger /refresh endpoint manually. This is not practical and viable if you have large number of applications. Solution Spring Cloud Bus module can be used to link multiple applications with a message broker and we can broadcast configuration changes. […]

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Spring Cloud Tutorials – Introduction to Spring Cloud Config Server

Problem SpringBoot provides lot of flexibility in externalizing configuration properties via properties or YAML files. We can also configure properties for each environment (dev, qa, prod etc) separately using profile specific configuration files such as application.properties, application-dev.properties, application-prod.properties etc. But once the application is started we can not update the properties at runtime. If we change the properties we need to restart the application to use the updated configuration properties. […]

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Getting Started with SpringBoot in Intellij IDEA Community Edition

We can use Intellij IDEA Community Edition for working with SpringBoot applications as we don’t need support for configuring servers like Tomcat, Wildlfy etc and can simply run the applications by running main() method. However, there is no provision in Intellij IDEA Community Edition to create SpringBoot application directly, the way it supports in Ultimate Edition. We can go to http://start.spring.io/ and generate the project and then import into our IDE. […]

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Update on SpringBoot : Learn By Example book

I would like to let you know that I have updated/added the following sections to my SpringBoot : Learn By Example book. Additions to existing chapters: Working with Multiple Databases Exposing JPA entities with bi-directional references through RESTful services In some of our applications we need to work with multiple databases. For example, we may have a primary database and a reporting database where most the application uses primary database and the application reports will be generated out of reporting database data. […]

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My New Book SpringBoot : Learn By Example Published Today

I am happy to announce that my new book SpringBoot : Learn By Example got published today on Leanpub. SpringBoot : Learn By Example   What is SpringBoot? Spring is one of the most popular Java frameworks out there to build web and enterprise application. Spring supports variety of configuration approaches (XML, Annotations, JavaConfig etc) and properly configuring Spring applications become a bit tedious and repetitive process. To avoid these problems Spring team introduced SpringBoot to address the complexity of configuring Spring application. […]

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Creating Custom SpringBoot Starter for Twitter4j

SpringBoot provides lot of starter modules to get up and running quickly. SpringBoot’s auto-configure mechanism takes care of configuring SpringBeans on our behalf based on various criteria. In addition to the springboot starters that comes out-of-the-box provided by Core Spring Team, we can also create our own starter modules. In this post we will look into how to create a custom SpringBoot starter. To demonstrate it we are going to create twitter4j-spring-boot-starter which will auto-configure Twitter4J beans. […]

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SpringBoot : Working with JOOQ

In my previous article SpringBoot : Working with MyBatis we have learned how to use SpringBoot MyBatis Starter to quickly get up and running with Spring and MyBatis. In this article we are going to learn about how to use SpringBoot JOOQ Starter. JOOQ (Java Object Oriented Querying) is a persistence framework which embraces SQL. JOOQ provides the following features: Building Typesafe SQL using DSL API  Typesafe database object referencing using Code Generation  Easy to use API for Querying and Data fetching  SQL logging and debugging […]

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SpringBoot : Working with MyBatis

MyBatis is a SQL Mapping framework with support for custom SQL, stored procedures and advanced mappings. SpringBoot doesn’t provide official support for MyBatis integration, but MyBatis community built a SpringBoot starter for MyBatis.  You can read about the SpringBoot MyBatis Starter release announcement at http://blog.mybatis.org/2015/11/mybatis-spring-boot-released.html and you can explore the source code on GitHub https://github.com/mybatis/mybatis-spring-boot. Create a SpringBoot Maven project and add the following MyBatis Starter dependency. <dependency> <groupId>org. […]

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SpringBoot : Working with JdbcTemplate

Spring provides a nice abstraction on top of JDBC API using JdbcTemplate and also provides great transaction management capabilities using annotation based approach. First let’s take a quick look at how we generally use Spring’s JdbcTemplate (without SpringBoot) by registering DataSource, TransactionManager and JdbcTemplate beans and optionally we can register DataSourceInitializer bean to initialize our database. @Configuration @ComponentScan @EnableTransactionManagement @PropertySource(value = { "classpath:application.properties" }) public class AppConfig { @Autowired private Environment env; @Value("${init-db:false}") private String initDatabase; @Bean public static PropertySourcesPlaceholderConfigurer placeHolderConfigurer() { return new PropertySourcesPlaceholderConfigurer(); } @Bean public JdbcTemplate jdbcTemplate(DataSource dataSource) { return new JdbcTemplate(dataSource); } @Bean public PlatformTransactionManager transactionManager(DataSource dataSource) { return new DataSourceTransactionManager(dataSource); } @Bean public DataSource dataSource() { BasicDataSource dataSource = new BasicDataSource(); dataSource. […]

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