12.07.2017 by Jens in Spring Boot
Last week I was chatting with a friend and he told me how lucky he is that a part of their system moved to using Spring Boot. It made his life easier with development and testing. He actually loved writing tests now. However, one of his colleagues did question the decision to go with Spring Boot because Spring Boot is meant to be used with Docker and for microservices only. I was baffled but it seems there's a lot of confusion what Spring Boot actually is and when to use it. This article does shed some light on it.
27.06.2017 by Jens in Spring Boot
This post is the second part of a series of how to deploy a Spring Boot application to the cloud. We'll deploy to Heroku today.
19.06.2017 by Jens in Spring Boot
This post is the first part of a series of how to deploy a Spring Boot application to the cloud. We'll start with IBM Bluemix.
Detecting mobiles is straight forward with Spring Boot when you know there's a secret module that does the heavy lifting: Spring Mobile.
Recently, I was asked if one can learn to build applications with Spring Boot without having any knowledge and experience of the Spring Framework. Here's my answer to this question.
24.05.2017 by Jens in Spring Boot
Spring Boot provides a good set of starters for the popular open source frameworks used in modern Spring applications. However, it is not limited to that, and we are not at the mercy of the Spring Boot gods. We can create our own starters.
Uploading a file with Spring MVC is pretty easy, and it gets even easier when running in Spring Boot. However, it's one of the tasks a developer does once in a while and therefore is pretty easy to forget. The page is a reminder for all of us.
10.05.2017 by Jens in Spring Boot
The Spring Boot Actuators are a big helper and time saver when you bring your application into production. They expose different types of information, like health, metrics, dump, info, etc. out of the box and you can even expose your informations via well-defined interfaces.
When you are starting a new Spring Boot application today, you will probably want to use Java 8. However, it still can be tricky with certain frameworks when using new features like the Date and Time API (known as JSR-310).
Sometimes you still need to return XML in your Rest API for various reasons. When you build your API with Spring Boot and Spring MVC, it is a simple, easy task.