In this chapter, we installed the tools that are needed for backend development with Spring Boot. For Java development, we set up Eclipse, a widely used programming IDE. We created a new Spring Boot project using the Spring Initializr page. After creating the project, it was imported to Eclipse and executed. We also covered how to solve common problems with Spring Boot and how to find important error and log messages. Finally, we installed a MariaDB database, which we are going to use in the following chapters.
In the next chapter, we will understand what dependency injection (DI) is and how it can be used with the Spring Boot framework.