An Easy Application With Spring Boot and Kotlin

An Easy Application With Spring Boot and Kotlin

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Diego Brener da Silva
Aug 2, 2022

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Today I will show you guys how easy is to start and running a Spring Boot application.

So let's go.

First we will access the Spring initialize to start our first project.

Follow the steps:

  • Project: Choose gradle project
  • Language: Kotlin
  • Spring Boot: 2.7.2
  • Group: com.myexample
  • Packaging: jar
  • Java: Java version executing in your machine(Here is Java 11)
  • Dependencies: Spring Reactive Web.

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After the previous step just click on Generate

Importing and writing some code

You can import the project to you favorite IDE. Here I am using Intellij IDEA.

With your project imported you can see the following structure

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now we will create two classes inside the package com.myexample.demo


 package com.myexample.demo

import org.springframework.context.annotation.Bean
import org.springframework.context.annotation.Configuration
import org.springframework.http.MediaType
import org.springframework.web.reactive.function.server.coRouter

class MyFirstRoute {

    fun route(handler: MyFirstHandler) = coRouter {
        accept(MediaType.APPLICATION_JSON).nest {
            "v1".nest {
                GET("/hello", handler::handle)


package com.myexample.demo

import org.springframework.stereotype.Component
import org.springframework.web.reactive.function.server.ServerRequest
import org.springframework.web.reactive.function.server.ServerResponse
import org.springframework.web.reactive.function.server.bodyValueAndAwait

class MyFirstHandler {

    suspend fun handle(request: ServerRequest): ServerResponse{
        return ServerResponse.ok().bodyValueAndAwait("That's so easy!! ")

Now our project structure it looks like that

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To test our project you just need to run the main class DemoApplication. With the app running go to your browser and type the address http://localhost:8080/v1/hello.

That's it.

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