Java Spring Boot
In this article, we’ll look at how to install Java Spring Boot on a windows system. Java Spring Boot‘s numerous packaging options provide you a lot of options when it comes to deploying your application. Java Spring Boot applications can be deployed to a wide range of cloud platforms, virtual/physical machines, and Unix systems.
These are some of the most common deployment scenarios mentioned in this section. Java Spring Boot is a Java library that may be used in the same way as any other. Simply include the spring-boot-*.jar files in your classpath. Spring Boot does not require any special tool integration, so you may use any IDE or text editor, and a Spring Boot application is just like any other Java program in terms of performance.
Although you can just copy the Spring Boot jars, we prefer using a build tool that can manage dependencies (such as Maven or Gradle).
In addition to executing Java Spring Boot apps with java -jar, it is also possible to generate fully executable applications for Unix platforms. This simplifies the process of deploying and administering Spring Boot apps in normal production environments.
Spring Boot can be used in the same way as any other Java library. Simply add the necessary spring-boot-*.jar files to your classpath. Spring Boot does not require any specific tool integration, so you may use any IDE or text editor; and a Spring Boot application is no different than any other Java programme in terms of running and debugging.
Step 1 – Setup Java Development Kit (JDK)
You may get the newest version of the SDK from Oracle’s Java SE Downloads page. Instructions for installing JDK can be found in the downloaded files; simply follow the instructions to install and configure the setup. Finally, set the PATH and JAVA HOME environment variables to the java and javac installation directories, which are usually java install dir/bin and java install dir, respectively.
If you’re using Windows and have the JDK installed in C:jdk1.6.0 15, you’ll need to add the following line to your C:autoexec.bat file.
Alternatively, on Windows NT/2000/XP, right-click on My Computer and select Properties Advanced Environment Variables from the context menu. After that, you must adjust the PATH value and then click the OK button.
you use the C shell on Unix (Solaris, Linux, etc.) and the SDK is installed at /usr/local/jdk1.6.0 15, you must add the following to your.cshrc file.
If you’re using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) such as Borland JBuilder, Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, or Sun ONE Studio, you’ll need to compile and run a basic programme to make sure the IDE knows where you installed Java. Otherwise, you’ll need to follow the instructions in the IDE’s setup guide.
Step 2 – Install Apache Common Logging API
The Apache Commons Logging API is available for download at https://commons.apache.org/logging/. Unpack the binary package into a convenient location after downloading the installation. For example, on Windows, in C:commons-logging-1.1.1, or on Linux/Unix, in /usr/local/commons-logging-1.1.1. The following jar files, as well as additional supporting materials, will be found in this directory.
If you don’t properly set your CLASSPATH variable on this directory, you’ll have problems launching your application.
Step 3 – Setup Eclipse IDE
The Eclipse IDE was used to create all of the examples in this course. As a result, we recommend that you install the most recent version of Eclipse on your computer.
Download the newest Eclipse binaries from https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/ to install Eclipse IDE. Unpack the binary package into a convenient location after downloading the installation. For example, on Windows, in C:eclipse, or on Linux/Unix, in /usr/local/eclipse, and finally, update the PATH variable accordingly.
On a Windows system, you can start Eclipse by running the following commands, or by double-clicking on eclipse.
Step 4 – Setup Spring Framework Libraries
If everything seems good, you can now proceed to setting up your Spring framework. The basic procedures to download and install the framework on your PC are outlined here.
Choose whether you want to install Spring on Windows or Unix, and then download the.zip file for Windows or the.tz file for Unix in the next step.
Spring framework binaries can be downloaded from https://repo.spring.io/release/org/springframework/spring.
Spring-framework-4.1.6.RELEASE-dist.zip was downloaded on a Windows PC at the time of writing this guide. After unzipping the downloaded file, the directory structure inside E:spring looks like this.
The directory E:springlibs contains all of the Spring libraries. If you don’t properly set your CLASSPATH variable on this directory, you’ll have problems launching your application. If you’re using Eclipse, you won’t need to set CLASSPATH because Eclipse will handle everything for you.
Once you’ve completed this last step, you’re ready to go on to the next chapter’s first Spring Example