$ git clone https://github.com/spring-guides/gs-rest-service.git
Working a Getting Started guide with IntelliJ IDEA
This guide walks you through using IntelliJ IDEA to build one of the Getting Started guides.
What you’ll build
You’ll pick a Spring guide and import it into IntelliJ IDEA. Then you can read the guide, work on the code, and run the project.
What you’ll need
About 15 minutes
JDK 6 or later
Installing IntelliJ IDEA
If you don’t have IntelliJ IDEA (Ultimate Edition) installed yet, visit the link up above. From there, you can download a copy for your platform. To install it simply unpack the downloaded archive.
When you’re done, go ahead and launch IntelliJ IDEA.
Importing a Getting Started guide
To import an existing project you need some code, so clone or copy one of the Getting Started guides, e.g. the REST Service guide:
With IntelliJ IDEA up and running, click Import Project on the Welcome Screen, or File | Open on the main menu:
In the pop-up dialog make sure to select either Maven's pom.xml or Gradle's build.gradle file under the complete folder:
IntelliJ IDEA will create a project with all the code from the guide ready to run.
Creating a Project from Scratch
In case you’d like to start with an empty project and copy-and-paste your way through the guide, create a new Maven or Gradle project in the Project Wizard:
The following guide may also be helpful: