Spring Boot comes with a built-in mechanism for application configuration using a file called application.properties. In this article, I’ll show you how to effectively use the application.properties file in custom scenarios.
I’m not going to discuss properties specified by the Spring Boot framework. Working with existing configuration keys is pretty straightforward. You can easily find common keys in the official documentation.
This post covers defining custom properties, handling data types, and working with properties on different runtime environments. If that’s what you’re looking for, keep on reading.
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As software developers, we always look for opportunities to improve our efficiency at work and optimize repeatable activities. One of them is application startup. Even if you cover your production code with unit tests and follow TDD, from time to time checking how the whole application works is inevitable. The more often you run it, the more time is wasted on waiting until the application is ready to operate.
Although the fast restart provided by Spring Boot DevTools is helpful for library class loading, it doesn’t solve the issue with the long startup of your own application code. From this post you will learn how to decrease the total number of coffee breaks in daily work by configuring faster Spring Boot startup in your local development environment.
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