Spring is time to boot up

Spring Boot

Well it was a long cold winter and I have been in deep with the JavaScript. Now that spring is here, I am booting up with some good old Java Rest because I would like to do some more backend development now. I've done backend work here and there through out my career, but really need to to do more Java. 

So I put together a simple REST API in Spring Boot with authentication that could be used to start any project. I like JWT personally over other methods I have used in the past. This simple api lets you register, login and create and edit post articles. I set it up with the database with Docker for easy installation.

In case you don't know, Spring Boot is an open-source Java-based framework that simplifies the process of building production-ready, stand-alone, and highly scalable web applications and microservices. It is a part of the broader Spring Framework ecosystem and aims to provide developers with a rapid development and deployment experience by offering a set of pre-configured defaults and conventions.

Key features and concepts of Spring Boot include:

Opinionated Defaults: Spring Boot comes with a collection of sensible defaults and pre-configured settings for common tasks, reducing the need for manual configuration. This allows developers to get started quickly without the need for extensive boilerplate code.

Auto-Configuration: Spring Boot employs auto-configuration to automatically configure application components based on the classpath and the dependencies present in the project. It simplifies the configuration process and reduces the need for explicit configuration.

Embedded Web Server: Spring Boot includes a choice of embedded web servers like Apache Tomcat, Jetty, and Undertow. This means that you can package your application as a standalone executable JAR or WAR file without needing to deploy it to a separate web server.

Microservices Support: Spring Boot is well-suited for building microservices architectures. It provides features for creating and deploying individual microservices that can communicate with each other through REST APIs or other communication protocols.

Production-Ready Features: Spring Boot includes a range of production-ready features, such as health checks, metrics, monitoring, and externalized configuration. These features help developers build applications that are robust and suitable for deployment in production environments.

Spring Ecosystem Integration: Spring Boot seamlessly integrates with other Spring projects like Spring Data, Spring Security, and Spring Cloud, allowing developers to leverage a wide range of tools and libraries for various purposes.

Command-Line Interface (CLI): Spring Boot provides a command-line interface that allows developers to quickly create and prototype Spring Boot projects, manage dependencies, and run applications.

Developer-Friendly: Spring Boot aims to enhance developer productivity by minimizing the time spent on configuration and setup, allowing developers to focus more on writing business logic.