There are several ways to set up a Spring Boot project, including using:
- Spring Initializer:
- This is an online tool provided by Spring that allows you to generate a basic Spring Boot project structure with just a few clicks.
- To use it, go to start.spring.io, select the desired options for your project (e.g. project type, language, packaging, dependencies), and then generate the project structure.
- You can download the generated project as a ZIP file and import it into your IDE.
- Spring CLI:
- Spring CLI is a command-line tool for generating Spring Boot projects and managing dependencies.
- To use it, you need to have the Spring CLI installed on your system.
- You can use the following command to generate a basic Spring Boot project structure:csharpCopy code
spring init --dependencies=web myproject
- Using an IDE:
- Most popular IDEs, such as IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse, and NetBeans, have built-in support for Spring Boot and can generate a basic project structure for you.
- To generate a Spring Boot project in your IDE, you need to have the Spring Boot plugin installed.
- Once the plugin is installed, you can use the IDE’s wizard to generate a new Spring Boot project.
Once you have generated a basic project structure, you can customize it as needed and start building your application. It is a good practice to follow the recommended project structure and naming conventions provided by Spring Boot to ensure your application is easy to maintain and scale.
We will start with Spring Initialiser for this tutorial: