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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Spring Boot - by Craig Walls

What's the right way to build Spring applications when there are so many choices? In this session, we'll see how to build real Spring applications using Spring Boot. We'll also look under the covers to see what makes Spring tick.

Spring offers a number of configuration options: XML configuration, Java configuration, and Groovy configuration to name a few. To some degree, component-scanning and autowiring help eliminate some explicit configuration. But in general most Spring applications require some essential "bootstrap" configuration to enable key functionality.

What if I told you that configuration was optional?

Spring Boot is an exciting new project that makes it extremely easy to create stand-alone, production-ready Spring applications. Spring Boot takes an opinionated approach to configuring Spring, making it possible to create Spring applications with little or, in some cases, no Spring configuration at all!

Craig Walls is a senior engineer with Pivotal as the Spring Social project lead and is the author of Spring in Action. He's a zealous promoter of the Spring Framework, speaking frequently at local user groups and conferences and writing about Spring. When he's not slinging code, Craig spends as much time as he can with his wife, two daughters, 2 birds and 3 dogs.


5:00 - 5:30 Social including food and drinks.
5:30 - 7:00 Presentation


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