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Learn Spring Boot with online courses and programs

Spring Boot is a Java-based framework that developers can use to build and deploy applications on the Java Virtual Machine. Learn Spring Boot with courses and programs delivered through edX.

What is Spring Boot?

Spring Boot is an open-source, Java-based tool that lets you develop production-ready, highly maintainable, and standalone applications and microservices. Some of its key features and benefits include: 

  • Minimal setup and configuration 

  • Ability to integrate with other frameworks and libraries

  • Embedded web server to help deployment

  • Large and active community support 

  • Modular and highly customizable architecture

  • Auto-configuration 

  • Built-in support for type conversion, validation, internationalization, and more

  • Ability to create applications without any dependence on an external web server and launch them with the Run command

Besides these features, Spring Boot automatically allots packages for you and sets the default values. However, with the help of Spring Initializr (a web-based tool), you can define your project needs in a simple web form and choose from Spring Boot Starters (multiple starter dependencies). Spring Boot offers more than 50 Spring Starters and many more external starters.Footnote 1

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Spring Boot tutorial curriculum

If you are interested in how to learn Spring Boot, consider online learning. Using Spring Boot will require knowledge of the Java programming language, and familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and RESTful web services may also be useful. If you are new to these languages, build your knowledge with a coding boot camp

In addition to a general introduction to the framework and its features, a Java Spring Boot course can cover topics such as: 

  • How to create a Spring Boot app

  • How to package a Spring Boot application

  • How to apply integration testing to Spring Boot apps

  • How to handle data persistence with JPA 

  • How to build a web application with Spring Boot and REST 

  • How to test slices of your application

Advanced lessons may cover topics like, URL authorization, basic auth, and method security. You can also learn how to work with Spring Boot actuator and track health indicators to gain visibility into the application.Footnote 2

Start building the knowledge you need to work in the web development field with edX. From accelerated boot camps to comprehensive programs that allow you to earn a bachelor’s degree or (for more advanced learners) a master’s program, there are many different learning formats available to fit your needs. Busy professionals can even take advantage of executive education courses tailored to those in leadership and management positions. Find the right course for you.

Explore Spring Boot jobs

Because of Spring Boot’s flexibility and ease of use, it can be used in a variety of professional roles including: 

  • Software engineer: Designs and creates computer programs and applications with Spring Boot.Footnote 3

  • Java developer: Uses Java to create and test software for a variety of industries and platforms. Finds bugs in the software you create and fixes them. Applies updates to keep developed software and applications safe and secure.Footnote 4

  • QA engineer: Tests software programs, identifies problems before product launch, maintains test codes, and chooses the most effective testing methods for a given scenario.Footnote 5

A Spring Boot certificate, earned after you complete a course, could be one way to showcase your Java skills. However, employment qualifications for careers that may utilize Spring Boot differ based on the job and the industry domain you choose. Before deciding on which learning path will work best for you, research potential roles you hope to pursue and align your coursework with your professional aspirations.

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