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Appendix. Working with the sample code

This appendix explains how this book’s sample code is organized and how to configure it. These are areas where we had to come up with some kind of sensible scheme to support the needs of the book, and that scheme may not be completely transparent at first glance.

A.1. IDE and environment setup

As regards the IDE, we used the Spring Tool Suite for the development of this book, which is essentially a branded version of Eclipse with additional support for Spring-based development. You can of course use your preferred IDE. Although we can’t speak to the details of what you’ll need when using standard Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans, or other IDEs, in general you’ll need the following:

  • Maven support

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