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Caching in Your Spring Boot Application

20.09.2017 by Jens in Spring Boot

One of the features of the Spring Framework is a cache you can transparently add to your code. All you need to do is set an annotation on a method you want to cache and configure the caching mechanism itself. Setting up the cache wasn't a big deal before, and with Spring Boot it got even simpler. Let's dive into it with an example.


Get Your DB Model as a Method Parameter in Your Controller

07.09.2017 by Jens in Spring Boot | Spring MVC | Spring Data

In your Spring MVC application, you will usually have at least one endpoint which accepts and ID as a path variable or request parameter, and often the next thing you will do is to load the model from your Spring Data repository. However, there is an easier way as you will see in a minute.


Easy Pagination With Spring Data and MVC

31.08.2017 by Jens in Spring Boot | Spring Data | Spring MVC

In this tutorial, I show you an easy way for handling pagination when you use Spring Data and Spring MVC in your application you might not be aware of.


What is Spring Data actually?

28.08.2017 by Jens in Spring Boot | Spring Data

In my Spring Boot workshop last week one of the participants asked me to clarify what Spring Data actually is. He came from a different background and was confused how Spring Data, JPA, Hibernate and NoSQL relate and what role Spring Data plays. Indeed, if you switch contexts, it may look strange at first. However, it is not, and I write today the same I answered in the workshop.


How to Use Basic Auditing with Spring Data

03.08.2017 by Jens in Spring Boot | Spring Data

One of the many things Spring Data offers is a basic auditing functionality. It is great if you only need to track who made changes to your model and when. So, let's stop the talking and dive into it.