Maven

Get your application version with Spring Boot

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Ties van de Ven

There are a few ways to get your application version with Spring Boot. One approach is using Maven resource filtering to add the version number as an enviroment variable in the application.yml during the build. Another approach is to use the Implementation-Version stored in the manifest file.

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Package-only dependencies in Maven

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Tom Wetjens

Sometimes you have a Maven project that needs dependencies for running tests that you do not want ending up in the final packaged WAR. We all know the test directive in the POM that accomplishes this. You might also have dependencies that are only required at runtime and need to be in the WAR but not on the compile classpath. Normally you would use the runtime directive in the POM. Consider a situation where we have a dependency that we want to be available at runtime (in the WAR), but not on the classpath during the execution of our tests. A nice example of this is logging implementations: we want to use the slf4j-simple implementation for running unit tests, but we want logback-classic to be packaged in the WAR. To accomplish this, you can use the maven-dependency-plugin as illustrated in the following POM snippet:

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