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Damien Vitrac

Damien Vitrac

Software Engineer

Berlin, Germany

Blog Posts by Damien Vitrac

Spring Initializr updates

On behalf of the team and everyone who has contributed, I’m happy to announce that Spring Initializr has been updated and is now available on start.spring.io.

UI changes - listening to your feedback

Following the last revision, the main feedback we received was about the missing list of dependencies. Some community members seemed to be looking at this list for information purposes (not necessarily using the website to generate a new app), while others would just like to see what’s available.

While start.spring.io seems like a very simple service, generating applications with a simple HTML form, there’s much more to it - this round of feedback taught us that we need to double-down on product discovery and user centered design.

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Spring Initializr: new UI

On behalf of the team and everyone who has contributed, I’m happy to announce that Spring Initializr has been updated and is now available on start.spring.io.

A short history of Spring Initializr

The project started out as a minimal HTML form, letting you generate a Spring Boot application with a few options. It’s been well received by the Spring community, so the team added new ways to interact with it, through the command-line or your favorite IDE.

After a while, we decided to work on a first revision of the UI. We simplified the form, leaving the essential parts front and center and pushing others in a section hidden by default. Given the number of dependencies, we created a search box to look for available starters.

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