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Generating documentation for your REST API with Spring REST Docs

Last time, we automatically generated documentation for our REST APIs written with Spring using Swagger annotations, Springfox and AsciiDoc. This allowed us to list all possible operations, models and so on. Additionally to such documentation, it could be interesting to have some examples as well. With Spring REST Docs we can automatically generate these examples […]

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Generating documentation for your REST API with Spring and Swagger

A while ago, I used Springfox to include Swagger into our Spring projects. This allows us to use the Swagger UI tester to obtain some live documentation and testing for our REST APIs. However, sometimes you also want to have a static version of the documentation available, so that it can be printed, read without […]

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Working with Spring Data Solr repositories

Spring Data is the go-to framework when trying to get access to a database within a Spring application. Next to relational databases it also provides support for a wide variety of noSQL databases, including document-based databases like Apache Solr. In this tutorial I’ll explore the various possibilities of using Spring Data Solr.

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Running a Spring batch at a schedule

Last time, I wrote a Spring batch application to index local markdown files into Apache Solr. While the default configuration of Spring batch is great, I don’t want to re-run the application to re-index all documents. In this tutorial I’ll show you how you can run a batch job at a certain schedule.

Validating the input of your REST API with Spring

When handling input of a user, validation is a common task. In fact, it’s so common, that there’s even a specification for it called JSR 303 bean validation and JSR-380 which contains version 2 of the same specification. With Spring, we can utilize this specification to the fullest extent, and make validation an easier task.

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Indexing documents with Spring batch

Batch processing of information is a common thing to do when developing applications. Spring has its own framework to handle batch processing, called Spring batch. In this tutorial, I’ll use Spring batch to index markdown documents on my local disk onto Solr to make them easier to search for.

Writing GraphQL mutations with Spring boot

A few weeks ago, we created a beautiful API using GraphQL. We only had one problem… the application was completely read-only and no updates were allowed. This time, we’re about to change this, and implement our own mutations with GraphQL.

Working with Spring boot and GraphQL

When creating applications, REST is an often used technology to transfer data through APIs. While REST is commonly adopted, there are some issues with it. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how GraphQL compares to REST and how to use GraphQL with Spring boot.

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Writing your own Spring boot starter

If you worked with Spring boot before, you know it, there are various starters out there. These starters automatically configure all kind of things so that you no longer have to. This allows you to get started more quickly, and not to be bothered about configuration that is usually a copy-paste from something else. The […]

Monitoring Spring boot applications with Prometheus and Grafana

Monitoring is an essential aspect to the maintainability of applications, it’s no surprise that there are many platforms out there that allow you to properly monitor your applications. Usually, monitoring platforms work by using a time series database, which is a database optimised for time-based information, such as application metrics. Then on the other hand […]