In this post, we’ll give you a summary of the improvements we have made in our support for Spring Boot and the brand new Spring Boot MVC; all of which will be available and waiting for you in the upcoming IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3
Spring Boot MVC web support
The long-awaited support for Spring Boot MVC web applications, is already available in the IDE. With IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3, MVC context for Spring Boot MVC web applications is automatically detected. The IDE will automatically set up a Web Facet and a Spring Boot MVC Context.
IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3 fully supports all the major features for Spring Boot MVC web applications including auto-completion, syntax highlighting, and navigation to related views:
For Spring Boot configuration files, the IDE now highlights the values according to their type.
With our upcoming IDE, we improved the performance when evaluating the auto-configured model.
Support for Spring Boot 2.0
The upcoming IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3 is compatible with Spring Boot 2.0 Actuator Endpoints.
Spring Cloud Application context
IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3 EAP introduces initial support for the Spring Cloud framework. Now, the IDE auto-detects Spring Cloud context and shows it in the Spring facet.
Improvements to the UI: there are new icons and layouts in the Run Dashboard for Spring Boot applications: