Learn to build a microservice with Spring Boot 2 in a hyperfocused way. Together we will write a production-ready microservice with a REST API in just a few hours. You don’t even have to have any experience with Spring at all.

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It is easier learning Spring by starting out with Spring Boot because, in its essence, Spring Boot is just a way of rapidly starting new Spring applications with a few bells and whistles added of course. It hides away an enormous amount of the complexity involved and thus makes it way more accessible for beginners to have their first successes soon as reader Benoit experienced first hand.

I am honest with you. You have multiple options to get started with Spring Boot. My guide is not the only one. Although, let’s take a closer look at your alternatives and how they compare:

Going full DIY using the Spring Boot docs and maybe some free incomplete, outdated and confusing tutorials online. It works but takes lots of time and frustration, except you are like me and have been already working with Spring for a decade; then it is not more as a bump on the road… However, it probably will take you a few weeks or even months to build an application.

You could use a traditional programming book, one of those 400+ page compendiums where they show you almost all features of Spring Boot but leave you clueless how to use those bits and implement even a simple application. At the same time making one of the biggest learning mistakes and reading the book front to back. Nothing will stick. How do I know? I made the same mistake before. They are reference material, but not for actively learning anything. How long does it take you to read such a work? 1 month? 2 month? Even more? Have you built anything in that time?

Or you go the “modern” way and binge watch a few video courses averaging at the 10 hours play time. Not included are the endless pause, rewind, play cycles. Or fast forwarding because the voice of the instructor is so annoying or what he says is too redundant. As much as I love videos as the next guy, it is the wrong media for learning hard coding topics.

But there is a faster way. I strongly believe that the best way to learn a new language or framework is to actually code in it and following a simple learning process. Mine looks in summary like:

Learning = ( Small scope, research and a structured way to actually build something ) * repeat * reason

The reason is up to you, but the rest of the equation is covered by my guide.

I did the research for you, I set the scope for building your first microservice with Spring Boot, and I deliver the structure too. In text form, without fluff or bullshit, so you can progress at your own pace and also search the material. Ever tried searching in a video?

I build it the way friends and I love learning and wish we could find when diving into new topics. Luckily, you can now and benefit from it.

What you will learn

  • The basics of the Spring Framework, what it is, what problems it solves and how to use it
  • A brief introduction to Maven for those unfamiliar with it
  • What Spring Boot actually is and how it makes working with the Spring Framework much easier
  • How to build a microservice with Spring Boot 2
  • How to store data in relational database using the Spring Data JPA Framework
  • How to write a REST API using Spring MVC
  • How to create a service layer and integrate a legacy library in two variations
  • How to test the individual components of our application
  • A simple way to secure your application
  • How to use monitoring and health checks out of the box with Spring Boot
  • How to log in your application
  • How to deploy your application as a standalone microservice

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Who is this not right for

The guide is not for you if you have never developed in Java or your most advanced application is Hello World.

The Project

We create a Microservice for storing comments and providing a REST-like Interface for interacting with the data. The sample application is modeled after a real production application to guide you through building your first Spring Boot application.

We focus on the backend and API and will not cover a UI.

You will also get these awesome bonuses

  • Your time – you save hours with this guide
  • Full source code of the final application
  • A bonus chapter implementing the backend with MongoDB with full source code (new)
  • A cheat sheet covering Spring Boot Essentials
  • A cheat sheet covering the fundamentals of Spring Data JPA
  • A cheat sheet covering the essentials of Spring Data MongoDB

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Ready to buy?

Get everything you need to start to learn how to build a microservice with Spring Boot:

  • The Pocket Guide DRM-free in Kindle, ePub and PDF format – hyperfocused, no fluff, no bullshit
  • FREE Updates for Life
  • Bonus chapter implementing the backend with MongoDB with full source code (new)
  • A cheat sheet of Spring Boot Essentials
  • A cheat sheet of Spring Data JPA
  • A cheat sheet of Spring Data MongoDB
  • Your saved time and money worth over 332$ (see below)

Let’s assume you took the video route. It’s a 99 bucks video course which takes on average 10 hours of your time watching it. If your hour is worth 50$ then you actually pay 599$ and haven’t even build your microservice yet. With my guide instead, you will probably be finished in under 5 hours and already have built the microservice at least once. You can do the math.

You literally save hours of your life while still learning to build with Spring Boot.

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Prefer an online course?

You can learn also with the online course including me as a mentor by your side – Limited to 8 10 seats.

Your 100% Money-Back Guarantee

Don’t put off getting started with Spring Boot. If you are not satisfied with the guide, email me within 14 days of your purchase, and I give you a full refund. I don’t ask questions; however, it would be great if you give me quality feedback so I can improve on it.

But don’t take my word for it

I hesitated first to learn Spring Boot instead of Spring standalone. Glad I did anyway. Learned a good and easy way to develop an application with rest services and it even covered deployment. Now, I’m having other choices and know how to run a Spring app from scratch. Clearly, recommend it for beginners as it was easy to learn.


I love this book. Just enough info to quickly get to the heart of the matter…


I bought this book because i wanted to learn a simple way of creating API endpoints AND securing them and I was happy to see that this book delivered. Most of the material I’ve read on this before was either too complex, outdated or simply skipped the security part entirely…


… This book … is much easier and fit for someone like me who is just starting out. It’s structured and the author clearly is an expert in the material…


Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I buy the pocket guide and you release an update? Will I need to buy the new version, too?
No. You get free updates for life whenever new content is available.

Can I buy a print version of the pocket guide?
Yes and no. The pocket guide version here is only available in digital formats and comes with awesome bonuses like free lifetime updates. However, there’s a print version available on Amazon – but it is updated irregularly, and you won’t retrieve the bonuses.

Do you have a return policy?
Yes, if you are not satisfied, email me within 14 days of your purchase, and I’ll refund you. I don’t ask questions; however, it would be great if you give me quality feedback so I can improve on it.

Are there any restrictions on the pocket guides?
No. I trust you to do the right thing. They are 100% DRM free.

Do I need any prior knowledge or experience to learn Spring Boot
You need to be able to code in Java. Experience with the Spring Framework is not necessary. We will start with an introduction to the Spring Core, the basics, and then move forward to Spring Boot. As a build tool, we are using Maven, and we also cover it with a brief introduction in case you are not familiar with it.

I have another question.
No problem! Send me an email at info@codeboje.de

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