Spring Boot Dev Tools is a module within the Spring Boot framework that provides a set of tools to help developers during the development process. Some of the features provided by Spring Boot Dev Tools include:
- Automatic restart: Whenever a change is made to the code, the application is automatically restarted, eliminating the need to manually stop and start the application.
- Live reload: Changes made to the code are automatically reflected in the application without the need to restart it.
- Remote development: Allows the application to be run and debugged remotely, which is useful when working with microservices.
- Automatic configuration: Automatically configures the application based on the environment it is running in, eliminating the need to manually configure it.
Spring Boot Dev Tools is typically included in a Spring Boot project by adding the following dependency to the project’s pom.xml file:
It’s a great tool that improves developer productivity and reduces the time needed to develop, test, and deploy applications.