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Developing Java Applications with Spring and Spring Boot

By : Claudio Eduardo de Oliveira, Greg L. Turnquist, Alex Antonov
Book Image

Developing Java Applications with Spring and Spring Boot

By: Claudio Eduardo de Oliveira, Greg L. Turnquist, Alex Antonov

Overview of this book

Spring Framework has become the most popular framework for Java development. It not only simplifies software development but also improves developer productivity. This book covers effective ways to develop robust applications in Java using Spring. The course is up made of three modules, each one having a take-away relating to building end-to-end java applications. The first module takes the approach of learning Spring frameworks by building applications.You will learn to build APIs and integrate them with popular fraemworks suh as AngularJS, Spring WebFlux, and Spring Data. You will also learn to build microservices using Spring's support for Kotlin. You will learn about the Reactive paradigm in the Spring architecture using Project Reactor. In the second module, after getting hands-on with Spring, you will learn about the most popular tool in the Spring ecosystem-Spring Boot. You will learn to build applications with Spring Boot, bundle them, and deploy them on the cloud. After learning to build applications with Spring Boot, you will be able to use various tests that are an important part of application development. We also cover the important developer tools such as AMQP messaging, websockets, security, and more. This will give you a good functional understanding of scalable development in the Spring ecosystem with Spring Boot. In the third and final module, you will tackle the most important challenges in Java application development with Spring Boot using practical recipes. Including recipes for testing, deployment, monitoring, and securing your applications. This module will also address the functional and technical requirements for building enterprise applications. By the end of the course you will be comfortable with using Spring and Spring Boot to develop Java applications and will have mastered the intricacies of production-grade applications.
Table of Contents (34 chapters)
Title Page - Courses
Copyright and Credits - Courses
Packt Upsell - Courses

Using Spring Boot's DevTools for hot code reloading

Developers are always looking for ways to speed things up. Long ago, one of the biggest speedups was incremental compilers and having them run every time we saved a file. Now that it's permeated modern tools, no one thinks twice about such a feature.

Something critically needed when it comes to building Spring Boot apps is the ability to detect a change in our code and relaunch the embedded container.

Thankfully, we just need one addition to our code we built in the previous chapter:



If you happen to be using Maven, you would want to include the optional flag.

So, this tiny module performs the following activities:

  • Disables cache settings for autoconfigured components
  • When it detects a change in code, it restarts the application, holding onto third-party classes and simply throwing away and reloading custom classes
  • Activates an embedded LiveReload ( server...