Using Project Lombok in Spring Boot

I have been a huge fan of Groovy for awhile now. A feature you get out of the box with Groovy is a lot less noise in data classes because it will generate getters and setters for your properties. It might seem like something trivial but it is unwanted noise. I came across Project Lombok which is a great way to create getters and setters for your Java data classes. I created a screencast which you can watch below on how to use Lombok in a Spring Boot application. The nice thing about this is that it is an option in the Spring Initializr. If you are just using a simple Java project you can use it as well by dropping the jar into your project or by including the dependency in your build tool.

 

Hi, I’m Dan Vega. I am a Software Engineer living just outside of one of my favorite places in the world, Cleveland Ohio. I am a self-taught programmer who firmly believes that you can accomplish anything in this life if you put your mind to it, roll up your sleeves and are willing to put in the work.

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