Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring-based applications that you can "just run." Most Spring Boot applications need minimal Spring configuration. Features of this course include the ability to create stand-alone Spring applications, embed Tomcat, Jetty or Undertow directly (no need to deploy WAR files), provide opinionated 'starter' dependencies to simplify your build configuration, automatically configure Spring and 3rd party libraries whenever possible, provide production-ready features such as metrics, health checks, and externalized configuration, and precludes the need for code generation and XML configuration.
Spring Boot gives developers a production-ready application. The moment you create a Spring Boot application, you don’t have to do any configuration. Spring Boot is a tool that makes developing web application and microservices with Spring framework faster and easier through three core capabilities including autoconfiguration so you don’t have to configure manually, an opinionated approach to configuration, as Spring Boot chooses which packages to install and which default values to use, rather than requiring you to make all those decisions and set up everything manually, and the ability to create standalone applications that run on their own, without relying on an external web server, by embedding a web server such as Tomcat or Netty into your app during the initialization process.
This 2-day 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 cloud-ready 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.
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
Who Can Benefit
Application developers who want to increase their understanding of Spring and Spring Boot and a focus on fundamentals.
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.
Introduction to Spring Essentials
Configuration using Spring
Spring Boot Introduction
Introduction to Spring Boot Features
Value Proposition of Spring Boot
Creating a simple Boot application using Spring Initializr website
Spring Boot Dependencies, Auto-configuration, and Runtime
Dependency management using Spring Boot starters
How auto-configuration works
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 @ResponseStatus
Implementing REST with Spring MVC, @RequestMapping, @RequestBody and @ResponseBody
Spring MVC’s HttpMessageConverters and automatic content negotiationageConverters and automatic content negotiation
What problems does Spring Security solve?
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
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
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?
Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.
How can someone reach me during class?
If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.
What languages are used to deliver training?
Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.
What does GTR stand for?
GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
Does ExitCertified deliver group training?
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.
Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?
It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.
How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?
We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.
Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?
ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.
Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?
Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.
Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?
We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth. We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.
How do I get started with certification?
Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I get access to content after I complete a course?
You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.
Instructor, Training material & span of the training is neatly planned.
ExitCertified was a great. They gave me all the materials and information I needed ahead of time to prepare for the course.
The labs and course material gave me valuable insights into cloud security architecture
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the course is good, covers many aspects, wish the lab is a little bit more in depth