Create Spring Boot project using Spring Initializr Web

Spring Boot provides us several ways to create a new project using Spring Initializr, but the easiest way that many programmers alway use that is the Spring Initializr Web. In this tutorial, I will guide you all how to create new Spring Boot project using Spring Initializr Web.

First, you need to know the URL of the Spring Initializr Web that is:

http://start.spring.io/

Its interface is as follows:

Create Spring Boot project using Spring Initializr Web

As you can see, the first three lines, we need to choose, are: which kind of project you want to create, a new Maven project or Gradle project, the programming language Java, Kotlin or Groovy, and which version of Spring Boot you want to use.

Here, I will create a new Maven project, use the Java language and use the latest version of Spring Boot 2.1.3 (maybe the version will be different for you), so I only change the version of Spring Boot, the rest will be as default.

Below, the Project Metadata section is a number of fields that help you fill out some of your project information. At the very least, we must enter Group Id and Artifact Id for our project. I will enter Group Id as com.huongdanjava and Artifact Id as spring-boot-example.

If you click on the link More options:

Create Spring Boot project using Spring Initializr Web

then we can also edit some more information such as Name, Description, Package Name, etc. This information is used to generate Maven or Gradle project.

I will leave them as default values.

At the bottom, you will see a line that lets us add dependencies to our project. The easiest way is: enter dependency names in this box, a list of dependencies that may be appropriate for you, will display.

For example, I want to add JPA dependency to my project, I will enter JPA. The results will be as follows:

Create Spring Boot project using Spring Initializr Web

Select the dependency you want to use.

Result:

Create Spring Boot project using Spring Initializr Web

Finally, when you are satisfied with the information about the project and dependencies that you want to use, click the Generate Project button to Spring Initializr Web generate a project for us as a zip file. It will take our project name to name this zip file.

In this example, my zip file name is spring-boot-example.zip.

Unzip this zip file and open it in Spring Tool Suite with Maven project, you will see the following result:

Create Spring Boot project using Spring Initializr Web

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