Chapter 3 of “Learning #SpringBoot” wrapping up nicely.

By Greg Turnquist

Greg L. Turnquist worked on the Spring team for over thirteen years and is a senior staff technical content engineer at Cockroach Labs. He was the lead for Spring Data JPA and Spring Web Services. He wrote Packt's best-selling title, Learning Spring Boot 2.0 2nd Edition, and its 3rd Edition follow-up along many others.

July 14, 2014

learning-spring-boot-ch3I just typed my last sentence for Chapter 3 – Debugging and Managing Your App for Learning Spring Boot. It’s fun because this chapter knits together a handful of concepts that are sort of spread across the reference docs. In other words, there are several tools at your disposal provide by Spring Boot, but it might not seem obvious if you’re new to using it.

This chapter dives into Boot’s auto-configuration report, creating customized health checks, info, and other things. And we also create some custom CRaSH commands. It’s all pulled together in the context of debugging and maintaining production apps. These are some pretty nifty tools I wish I had access to five years ago at my old job! Hopefully, others will be able to put these features to use immediately.

When it comes to writing, this is the step where I then go to the top, and skim over it, trying to tighten things up. I like this, because it’s not due until next Saturday. I can proof it, clean it up a little, make sure it flows, and then send it off to my reviewers. Ultimately, I can start writing Chapter 4 – Data Access with Spring Boot ahead of schedule. I always like to stay ahead of the deadlines, and feel really good about that.


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