Spring Boot

Spicy Spring: Creating a Fully Executable Jar

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Willem Cheizoo

With a Spring (Boot/Cloud) application you can create a fully executable JAR, where the jar can be run from the command-line by just calling ./my-own-jar-0.0.1.jar. My colleague Mr. Haki wrote Grails Goodness: Creating A Fully Executable Jar. Together with the famous one-liner of Josh Long in mind: "Make JAR not WAR!", create a JAR whenever you develop a Spring Boot/Cloud application. As described in Mr. Haki's blog, it is very easy to make our Spring application executable:


## Gradle configuration

apply plugin: 'spring-boot'

springBoot {
    executable = true

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