Category: Spring

Spring Framework 5 introduces WebClient, a component in the new Web Reactive framework to build Web applications that are reactive and non-blocking. In web applications, a common requirement is to make HTTP calls to other services. Prior to Spring 5, there was RestTemplate for client-side HTTP access. RestTemplate, which is part of the Spring MVC […]Continue reading

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Working for startups is always an interesting experience. Currently, I’m a software engineer at Velo Payments. If you’ve ever worked for a startup, you’ll quickly see that you get to wear many hats. One of the hats I get to wear is the creation of of developer center (currently in the oven). In the very […]Continue reading

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When you are developing Spring Boot applications with database interactions, you typically use Hibernate as the Object Relationship Mapping (ORM) tool. Instead of directly coupling your code with Hibernate, often you’d rather use Spring Data JPA, a Spring Framework project. Spring Data JPA makes implementation of the data access layer incredibly easy by abstracting most […]Continue reading

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When developing Spring Boot applications, you need to tell the Spring Framework where to look for Spring components. Using component scan is one method of asking Spring to detect Spring managed components. Spring needs the information to locate and register all the Spring components with the application context when the application starts. Spring can auto […]Continue reading

Introduction I’m quickly becoming a fan of using CircleCI for CI builds. I’m finding that CircleCI is a very powerful platform. Recently, I configured CircleCI to build a Spring Boot Microservice. The microservice was generated by JHipster. CircleCI is a online resource which uses Docker containers to run your CI builds. Since your build is […]Continue reading

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The Java Programming language provided support for Annotations from Java 5.0. Leading Java frameworks were quick to adopt annotations and the Spring Framework started using annotations from the release 2.5. Due to the way they are defined, annotations provide a lot of context in their declaration. Prior to annotations, the behavior of the Spring Framework […]Continue reading

@RequestMapping is one of the most common annotation used in Spring Web applications. This annotation maps HTTP requests to handler methods of MVC and REST controllers. In this post, you’ll see how versatile the @RequestMapping annotation is when used to map Spring MVC controller methods. Request Mapping Basics In Spring MVC applications, the RequestDispatcher (Front Controller […]Continue reading

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Spring Data MongoDB has been updated to leverage the reactive programming model introduced in Spring Framework 5. This was followed by support for reactive data access for NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB, Cassandra, and Redis. With the rise in popularity of NoSQL databases, MongoDB has rapidly gained popularity in the enterprise and the Spring community. […]Continue reading

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