DESCRIPTION Although Spring Framework simplifies enterprise Java development, it can require a lot from developers in terms of framework configuration. Spring Boot radically streamlines the process of creating Spring applications by employing automatic configuration, along with a programming model built around established conventions for build-time and runtime dependencies. It also provides a component that gives insight into the internals of a running application and a handy CLI that can be used to write command-line scripts in Groovy. Developers who have used Spring Boot say that they can't imagine ever going back to hand-configuring their applications. Spring Boot in Action is a developer-focused guide to writing applications using Spring Boot. It shows readers how to bypass the tedious configuration steps so that they can concentrate on their application's behavior. Using interesting, relevant examples, Spring expert Craig Walls shows both how to use the default settings effectively and how to override and customize Spring Boot for each unique environment. Along the way, it offers insights from Craig's years of Spring development experience. KEY SELLING POINTS Practical hands-on guide Quickly develop Spring applications Author insights based on years of Spring Development Covers newest features of Spring Boot AUDIENCE Written for readers familiar with the Spring Framework. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY Spring Boot brings a convention-over-configuration programming model to the Spring Framework. With Spring Boot, Spring developers can focus on producing application functionality with little effort spent on configuring Spring itself.