Spring Boot in Visual Studio Code

Spring Boot in Visual Studio Code

I feel very lucky that I get to work with so many different programming languages & frameworks on a day to day basis. This wouldn't be as much fun if I had to bounce around using different IDE's, editors and tools.

Thankfully we have a tool like Visual Studio Code that has support for so many languages, frameworks, and a really great extension ecosystem. It is because of this I can switch between languages like Java, C# and Go or Frameworks like Spring Boot, .NET and Java and still be productive.

I mentioned to someone that I was creating Spring Boot Applications in Visual Studio Code and the reaction was "You can do that?". With that, I decided to put together a tutorial on how to create a Spring Boot Application in Visual Studio Code.

Assuming you already have VS Code installed, you're probably wondering "What extensions do I need to install?"

Visual Studio Code Extension Packs

I don't know if a lot of people know about this, but there are some really good extensions for Visual Studio Code if you're a Java developer.

The problem with getting up and running with a new language or framework is that there can be a lot of extensions that you need to install. Fortunately for us, there is a feature in VS Code called extension packs. This allows a single extension, the extension pack, to group multiple extensions into one. Instead of asking you to go out and install 10 extensions, you just need to install these two.

Spring Boot in Visual Studio Code Tutorial

With Visual Studio Code and the proper extensions installed you are ready to create a new Spring Boot Application. In this tutorial, you will create a Spring Boot REST API and then a simple Vue application that talks to it.


I hope you found value in this tutorial. Are you creating Spring Boot Applications in Visual Studio Code? If you are and have any tips or tricks for my readers please leave them below. As always friends...

Happy Coding

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Dan Vega

Dan Vega

I’m a Husband, Father, Spring Developer Advocate and maker of things from Cleveland Ohio. I created this website as a place to document my journey as I learn new things and share them with you. I have a real passion for teaching and I hope that one of blog posts, videos or courses helps you solve a problem or learn something new.