This article contains Spring Boot Devtools Configuration Intellij using maven with examples.

Spring Boot Devtools provide following functionality

  • Automatic Restart

    Applications that use spring-boot-devtools will automatically restart whenever files on the classpath change.

  • Exclude Resources

    It possible that some resource can be exclude when restart

    spring.devtools.restart.exclude=static/**,public/**

  • Watch Addtional Path

    You may want your application to be restarted or reloaded when you make changes to files that are not on the classpath. To do so, use thespring.devtools.restart.additional-paths property to configure additional paths to watch for changes.

Add maven dependency to pom.xml

<dependency>
            <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
            <artifactId>spring-boot-devtools</artifactId>
            <optional>true</optional>
        </dependency>

 For Intellij perform following steps

Step 1 : Enable Build Project automatically (File -> Setting)

Spring Boot Devtools Configuration Intellij

Spring Boot Devtools Configuration Intellij

Step 2: Enable registry (Press Cltr + Alt + Shift + \)

Spring Boot Enable DevTool Intellij Step - 2

Spring Boot Enable DevTool Intellij

Step 3: Enable compiler running

Spring Boot Enable DevTool Intellij

Spring Boot Enable DevTool Intellij

Now edit your Java Files or resource IDE will automatically restart spring boot application.

 

 

Refrences:

Spring Boot Devtools Configuration Doc

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