Contributing to Spring Boot with a pull request

In case you missed this year’s SpringOne 2GX conference, one of the hot keynote items was the announcement of Spring Boot. Dave Syer showed how to rapidly create a Spring MVC app with code that would fit inside a single tweet. In this blog entry, I will peel back the covers of Spring Boot and show you how it works by putting together a pull request.


Spring Boot has a powerful autoconfiguration feature. When it detects certain things on the classpath, it automatically creates beans. But one feature it doesn’t yet have is support for Spring JMS. I need that feature!