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Learning Spring Boot 2.0 - Second Edition

By : Greg L. Turnquist, Greg L. Turnquist
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Learning Spring Boot 2.0 - Second Edition

By: Greg L. Turnquist, Greg L. Turnquist

Overview of this book

Spring Boot provides a variety of features that address today's business needs along with today's scalable requirements. In this book, you will learn how to leverage powerful databases and Spring Boot's state-of-the-art WebFlux framework. This practical guide will help you get up and running with all the latest features of Spring Boot, especially the new Reactor-based toolkit. The book starts off by helping you build a simple app, then shows you how to bundle and deploy it to the cloud. From here, we take you through reactive programming, showing you how to interact with controllers and templates and handle data access. Once you're done, you can start writing unit tests, slice tests, embedded container tests, and even autoconfiguration tests. We go into detail about developer tools, AMQP messaging, WebSockets, security, and deployment. You will learn how to secure your application using both routes and method-based rules. By the end of the book, you'll have built a social media platform from which to apply the lessons you have learned to any problem. If you want a good understanding of building scalable applications using the core functionality of Spring Boot, this is the book for you.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)


@springboot allows me to focus on developing my app, not reinventing the wheel

@bananmuffins #VelocityConf @pivotal

– Faiz Parker @_CloudNinja

When Learning Spring Boot, First Edition, by Packt, made its debut, it was the first Spring Boot book to hit the international market. The user community ate it up, which is evidence of the popularity of Spring Boot. And today, Spring Boot is driven by the same, core principal stated in that book's preface, "How can we make Spring more accessible to new developers?"

By focusing on developers, community, and customers, Spring Boot has alleviated untold hours of time normally spent plumbing infrastructure. Andrew Clay Shafer, Pivotal's Senior Directory of Technology, has presented a most famous conference slide, "'Great job configuring servers this year'­­––­No CEO Ever." We don't get bonus points for wasting time configuring web containers, database connectors, template view resolvers, and other mind-numbing infrastructure. However, we've done it for so long, we all assume it's a part and parcel of our trade.

Spring Boot has upset that apple cart and shown that we can, in fact, focus on building features our customers want on day one. As James Watters, Senior Vice President at Pivotal, has stated in countless presentations, when you focus on things above the value line, you build real confidence with your customers. This is demonstrated by the latest Zero Turnaround whitepaper showing that 46%, or almost one of every two Java developers, is using some part of the Spring portfolio. Spring Boot is solving problems for legions of customers, and this book can help you close the gap in your understanding.