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Don't put off getting started with Spring Boot. If you are not satisfied with the guide, email me within 30 days of your purchase, and I give you a full refund. I don't ask questions; however, it would be great if you provide me with quality feedback so I can improve on it.
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I love this book. Just enough info to quickly get to the heart of the matter. I was new to Spring Boot, and this book helped give me perspective. Thank you for writing it.
I hesitated first to learn Spring Boot instead of Spring standalone. Glad I did anyway. Learned a good and easy way to develop an application with rest services and it even covered deployment. Now, I'm having other choices and know how to run a Spring app from scratch. Clearly, recommend it for beginners as it was easy to learn.
I bought this book because I wanted to learn a simple way of creating API endpoints AND securing them and I was happy to see that this book delivered. Most of the material I've read on this before was either too complex, outdated or simply skipped the security part entirely...
... This book ... is much easier and fit for someone like me who is just starting out. It’s structured and the author clearly is an expert in the material...
Still Have Questions?
Why Buy Your Guide?
It is your fastest and easiest way to get started. No fluff, no bullshit, no outdated tutorials and other things wasting your time. Code-centric and to the point explanations.
I am honest with you. You have multiple options to get started with Spring Boot. My guide is not the only one. Although, it is the fastest and without the pitfalls of the alternatives. But let's take a closer look at your choices and how they compare:
Using Free Online Tutorials
Going full DIY using the Spring Boot docs and maybe some free incomplete, outdated and confusing tutorials online; most are for version 1.5 or earlier. It works but takes lots of time and frustration, except you are like me and have been already working with Spring for a decade; then it is not more as a bump on the road... However, it probably will take you a few weeks or even months to understand how to build an application.
Using Traditional Programming Books
You could use a traditional programming book, one of those 400+ page gorilla compendiums where they show you almost all features of Spring Boot but leave you clueless how to use those bits and implement even a simple application. At the same time, you are making one of the biggest learning mistakes and reading the book front to back. Nothing will stick. How do I know? I made the same mistake before like many others too. They are reference material, but not for actively learning anything. How long does it take you to read such work? 1 month? 2 month? Even more? Have you built anything at that time?
Using Video Courses
Or you go the "modern" way and binge watch a few video courses averaging at 10 hours play time. Not included are the endless pause, rewind, play cycles. Or fast forwarding because the voice of the instructor is so annoying or what he says is too redundant. As much as I love videos as the next guy, it is the wrong media for learning hard coding topics.
Honestly, it is the best option to attend one of my in-person, in-class teachings here in Frankfurt. 2 to 3 days full-time deep dive into starting with Spring Boot and I as your instructor at your side guiding you. But that's 1200 Euro for two days, and there is a high chance you are not even close to my location.
Why Should I Learn Spring Boot And Not Node.js, Laravel or Any Other?
Spring and Spring Boot are a mature technology enlightening the Java dev world for over 15 years now. It is the alternative to Java Enterprise. Enterprise-proven and still lightweight.
Should I Start With Spring or Spring Boot?
It is more comfortable learning Spring by starting with Spring Boot because, in its essence, Spring Boot is just a way of rapidly starting new Spring applications with a few bells and whistles added of course. It hides away an enormous amount of the complexity involved and thus makes it way more accessible for beginners to have their first successes soon as reader Benoit experienced first hand.
What Happens If I Buy the Pocket Guide and You Release an Update? Will I Need to Buy the New Version, too?
No. You get free updates for life whenever new content is available.
Do You Have a Return Policy?
Yes, if you are not satisfied, email me within 30 days of your purchase, and I'll refund you. I don't ask questions; however, it would be great if you give me quality feedback so I can improve on it.
Are There Any Restrictions On the Pocket Guides?
No. I trust you to do the right thing. They are 100% DRM free.
Do I Need Any Prior Knowledge or Experience to Learn Spring Boot
You need to be able to code in Java. Experience with the Spring Framework is not necessary. We will start with an introduction to the Spring Core, the basics, and then move forward to Spring Boot. As a build tool, we are using Maven, and we also cover it with a brief introduction in case you are not familiar with it.
I Have Another Question.
No problem! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who are You, Anyways?
My name is Jens and I am a software developer from Frankfurt, Germany. Self-taught and professionally coding since 1999 in the Java universe. I started with Java 1.1 and enjoyed the pain of Java Enterprise - yeah EJB Spec 0.93b - that was awful. Spring saved me, so I switched to it over a decade ago and never looked back.
Some time ago I discovered that my purpose in life is helping others in making better decisions for themselves which they can live with. Instead of doing this on the go, I switched now full-time to teaching fellow devs.
My guides are the kind of material I love reading myself but never found before.
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