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Annotation based configuration: Use Spring Boot



    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Complete
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0.0.M1
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0.0.M2
    • Component/s: None
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      Move to class configuration in spite of XML configuration.

      For those unfamiliar with @Configuration classes, you can think of them as a pure-Java equivalent to Spring <beans/> XML files. Since Spring 3.1 the @Configuration approach provides a truly first-class option for those who wish to configure their applications without XML.

      Spring Boot is well suited for web application development:

      • It makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications.
      • It favors Java-based configuration. It generally recommends that your primary source is a @Configuration class.
      • Spring Boot auto-configuration attempts to automatically configure your Spring application based on the jar dependencies that you have added.
        • Auto-configuration is noninvasive, at any point you can start to define your own configuration to replace specific parts of the auto-configuration.
      • You are free to use any of the standard Spring Framework techniques to define your beans and their injected dependencies.
      • It allows you to externalize your configuration so you can work with the same application code in different environments.
      • Spring Profiles provide a way to segregate parts of your application configuration and make it only available in certain environments.
      • Spring Boot uses Commons Logging for all internal logging, but leaves the underlying log implementation open.
      • If Spring Security is on the classpath then web applications will be secure by default with ‘basic’ authentication on all HTTP endpoints.
      • If you work in a company that develops shared libraries, or if you work on an open-source or commercial library, you might want to develop your own auto-configuration. Auto-configuration classes can be bundled in external jars and still be picked-up by Spring Boot.
      • Spring Boot includes a number of additional features to help you monitor and manage your application when it’s pushed to production.


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              jcgarcia Juan Carlos García del Canto
              jcgarcia Juan Carlos García del Canto
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