Moving to Spring Boot

The Spring framework has been the de facto standard framework to build a Java application on for some time now. Providing an IoC container and performing dependency injection was just the start. Since it’s initial release in 2002, Spring has expanded and matured, providing developers with familiar, patterns-based abstractions for common components throughout an application’s […]

Part 5: Integrating Spring Security with Spring Boot Web

Spring Boot provides utilities for quick and easy setup of Spring Security via auto-configuration and Java-based configuration. The getting started guide is quick and easy leads through configuring an in-memory AuthenticationManager in just minutes. Going beyond these examples, this installation will quickly review the getting started guide provided at, and conclude with the configuration […]

Part 4: Internationalization in Spring Boot

One of the many features provided by Spring Boot’s automatic configuration is a ResourceBundleMessageSource. This is the foundation of the support for internationalization provided by Spring as part of Spring Boot. However, resolving the user’s current locale, and being able to switch locales on demand is a little trickier, and is something that I had […]

Part 3: Form Binding

Welcome back. Now that we have Thymeleaf view templates rendering in our Spring Boot test app, the next logical topic is learning how to bind java objects to forms in these views for processing. In this installment, we’ll cover binding a simple object to a form and then take a step deeper and bind an […]

Beyond The Examples

In the last several years, rapid web application frameworks have been most developers first choice when starting a new project. Rails and Grails have taken the concept of convention of configuration to extremes, eliminating boilerplate code, and allowing developers to create web applications more quickly than ever. The latest incarnation of Spring and its related […]

As a reviewer…

One of the other things I spent time on last year was acting as a reviewer for a book that was recently published by Packt Publishing. I was approached by Packt early in the summer to volunteer to help review a work in progress called Enterprise Application Development with Spring and ExtJs. I was skeptical […]