Category: Spring MVC

Should I Use Spring REST Docs or OpenAPI? Recently, I was asked which is better to use. Spring REST Docs or OpenAPI. From the perspective of generating documentation for your APIs, you may think these two options are effectively the same thing. But, it’s not exactly an apples to apples comparison. These are significantly different […]Continue reading

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

@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

I have met many developers who refer to tests as “Unit Tests” when they are actually integration tests. In service layers, I’ve seen tests referred to as unit tests, but written with dependencies on the actual service, such as a database, web service, or some message server. Those are part of integration testing. Even if […]Continue reading