Spring Boot actuator provides useful metrics regarding your application like health, configurations, error pages, version information, etc. Setting up and using an Actuator in Spring Boot could not be easier than adding the correct dependency in the pom.xml file and using the appropriate url to access the metric information.
Spring boot uses an opinionated approach for a lot of things, with logging being one. It uses Logback by default. While Logback is useful, some of you may want to use a different log library. What do you have to do to use log4j as the logger?
In the following post we are going to look at setting up a very very simple spring boot application that just runs, with only a few lines of code. This is a quick start version for setting an app in less than a minute. Continue reading