Using Swagger 2 with SpringFox and JAX-RS in a SpringBoot app

Swagger 2 is the defacto API documentation tool that is used in many Spring boot applications. Most of the examples for using swagger with spring boot are with springMVC. There are certain use cases where you would be using spring boot with JAX-RS. Is it possible to use Swagger 2 with SpringBoot and JAX-RS applications?

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Spring Boot Essentials

As you have seen so far, Spring boot takes care of a lot of the boiler plate configurations required to setup a Spring application that we would have to do otherwise and helps us to get to the application coding part asap.

To do that, Spring boot has 4 tricks up its sleeve that it uses to accomplish what it does.

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Spring Boot – Actuator setup

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.

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