Dec 6–8, 2022San Francisco


Getting Started with Spring Boot

Tue, Dec 6 at 10:00 AM PT (120 min) and at 1:00 PM (120 min)


Beginners to Spring get an overview from VMware Tanzu/Spring engineers.


Dan Vega


DaShaun Carter



Spring Boot makes it easy to create production-grade, Spring-based Applications that you can “just run.” We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss.

Most Spring Boot applications need minimal Spring configuration. In this 120-minute workshop, you’ll get a quick introduction to key Spring Boot concepts, and learn how to quickly build a working Spring Boot application.

Topics include:

  • What is Spring? Spring Framework vs. Spring Boot
  • The three core features of Spring Boot upon which everything else builds
  • Creating Spring Boot applications with the Spring Initializr
  • Hello, world! Creating your first Spring Boot REST API
  • Spring core features: Dependency injection, logging, and more
  • Externalized configuration
  • Connecting a database to your Spring Boot application

And anything else we can fit into the session. Come and see what the excitement is all about!


  • Basic Java development skills and familiarity with at least one IDE
  • Familiarity with Java Build tools like Maven or Gradle
  • Familiarity with running basic OS commands from the command line