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The sidebar shows you what the project will look like when it is finished. Feel free to browse through the files to get an idea of what you'll end up with.

When you purchase this gitorial, you'll be given an address to a git repository you can clone. Basic command line skills are required.

Java Web Development with Spring

Spring is a complicated beast. This gitorial merely scratches its surface, but in doing so it provides a simple introduction to creating HTTP routes and persisting data using Hibernate. You'll learn how to build an ultra-simple web forum with threaded discussions. It doesn't spend any time on user interface development, so be prepared for the most barebones UI possible!

This project uses Spring Boot. It also uses the j2html library to generate HTML, and persists data in an H2 database using Hibernate.

This gitorial assumes familiarity with the Java language. If you haven't done any backend web development, you may find it valuable to first go through the Spark gitorial, because it approaches web development from a lower level (less "magic").

The only thing you'll need to run the project is the latest JDK. Any editor should work, though a Java-aware one like IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition is recommended.