This course offers experience with Spring Boot and its major features, including auto-configuration, Actuator, Spring Boot testing framework and more. On completion, participants will have a foundation for creating enterprise and cloudready applications. Please note that this course is a subset of the material in our 4-day Spring: Core Training course - there is no need to take both courses. This course is recommended if you have a good working knowledge of Spring Basics (see Prerequisites) but are new to Spring Boot.


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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Describe the benefits provided by Spring Boot
Initialize a project using Spring Boot Starters
Leverage Spring Boot's auto configuration features
Create simplified backing-store solutions using Spring Data JPA
Build a simple MVC application using Spring Boot, embedded Web Server and fat JARs or classic WARs
Build a RESTful Web application
Use Spring Security to secure Web and REST endpoints
Enable and extend metrics and monitoring capabilities using Spring Boot actuator
Leverage advance configuration capabilities
Utilize Spring Boot enhancements to testing

  • Introduction to Spring Essentials

  • Why Spring
    Configuration using Spring
    Bean creation
    Data Management

  • Spring Boot Introduction

  • Introduction to Spring Boot Features
    Value Proposition of Spring Boot
    Creating a simple Boot application using Spring
    Initializer website

  • Spring Boot Dependencies, Auto-configuration, and Runtime

  • Dependency management using Spring Boot
    How auto-configuration works
    Configuration properties
    Overriding auto-configuration
    Using CommandLineRunner

  • JPA with Spring and Spring Data

  • Quick introduction to ORM with JPA
    Benefits of using Spring with JPA
    JPA configuration in Spring
    Configuring Spring JPA using Spring Boot
    Spring Data JPA dynamic repositories

  • Spring MVC Architecture and Overview

  • Introduction to Spring MVC and request processing
    Controller method signatures
    Using @Controller, @RestController and @GetMapping annotations
    Configuring Spring MVC with Spring Boot
    Spring Boot packaging options, JAR or WAR

  • Rest with Spring MVC

  • An introduction to the REST architectural style
    Controlling HTTP response codes with
    Implementing REST with Spring MVC, @RequestMapping, @RequestBody and @ResponseBody
    Spring MVC’s HttpMessageConverters and
    automatic content negotiation

  • Spring Security

  • What problems does Spring Security solve?
    Configuring authentication
    Implementing authorization by intercepting URLs
    Authorization at the Java method level
    Understanding the Spring Security filter chain
    Spring security testing

  • Actuators, Metrics and Health Indicators

  • Exposing Spring Boot Actuator endpoints
    Custom Metrics
    Health Indicators
    Creating custom Health Indicators
    External monitoring systems

  • Spring Boot Testing Enhancements

  • Spring Boot testing overview
    Integration testing using @SpringBootTest
    Web slice testing with MockMvc framework
    Slices to test different layers of the application


Application developers who want to increase their understanding of Spring and Spring Boot and a focus on fundamentals will benefit from this course.




A good working knowledge on web application development using Java and an IDE (Eclipse, STS or IntelliJ). Basic understanding of Spring: Java Config, component- scanning, Spring driven testing and Spring data-management (JdbcTemplate, @Transactional). Experience using Java and build tools such as Maven or Gradle


Length: 2.0 days (16 hours)


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