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Spring Boot and Swagger: Documenting RESTful Services

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This guide will help you use Swagger with Spring Boot to document your RESTful services. We will learn how to expose automated Swagger documentation from your application. We will also add documentation to the REST API with swagger annotations.

You Will Learn

  • What is the need for documenting your RESTful services?
  • How do you document RESTful web services?
  • Why Swagger?
  • How can you use Swagger UI?
  • How do you automate the generation of Swagger Documentation from RESTful Web Services?
  • How do you add custom information to Swagger Documentation generated from RESTful Web Services?
  • What is Swagger UI?

10 Reference Courses

Project Code Structure

The following screenshot shows the structure of the project we will create. Image

A few details:

  •  SpringBoot2RestServiceApplication.java — This is the Spring Boot Application class generated with Spring Initializer. This class acts as the launching point for the application.
  • pom.xml — This contains all the dependencies needed to build this project. We will use Spring Boot Starter AOP.
  • Student.java — Student JPA Entity
  •  StudentRepository.java —  This is created using the Spring Data JpaRepository.
  •  StudentResource.java — This is the Spring Rest Controller exposing all services on the student resource.
  •  data.sql — This demonstrates the initial data for the student table. Spring Boot would execute this script after the tables are created from the entities.
  •  ApiDocumentationConfig.java — This references the meta information about the API that will be included in the documentation.
  •  SwaggerConfig.java — This contains the Swagger Configuration for generating documentation

What You Will Need

  • Maven 3.0+ is your build tool
  • Your favorite IDE. We use Eclipse.
  • JDK 1.8+

Complete Maven Project With Code Examples

Our GitHub repository has all the code examples.

Why Do We Need to Document Your RESTful API?

The most important design principle for RESTful Services is:

Think about the consumer of the API.

Below are the questions you should be asking yourself:

  • What is format of the request?
  • What content types your API supports?
  • What is the structure of the response?
  • Do you use HATEOAS?
  • How to test your API?
  • What kind of security mechanism you use?

REST does not specify a documentation standard or a contract, like SOAP (WSDL). REST gives you the flexibility to choose your documentation format and approach. But, that does not mean that there is “no documentation.”

It’s a misconception that REST means no documentation. You still need to document your API.

How Do You Document Your RESTful API?

One option is to maintain documentation manually. But, that gets outdated quickly.

Another option is to generate documentation from the code. And, that’s the approach we will discuss in this guide.

There are multiple approaches to documenting your RESTful API

  • WADL
  • RESTDocs
  • Swagger or OpenDocs

Swagger has picked up momentum in the last couple of years and is now the most popular REST API documentation standard. We will use Swagger in this guide.

Bootstrapping a Project With a REST Resource

In the previous article in this series, we set up a simple RESTful service with a resource exposing CRUD methods. We will use the same example to generate our Swagger Documentation.

Generating Swagger Documentation With Spring Boot

We will need to add a couple of dependencies related to Swagger and configure a Docket to generate Swagger Documentation. We will also use the Swagger UI to have a visual representation of the documentation and execute test requests.

Adding Swagger Dependencies

Let’s add a couple of dependencies to our Swagger Project pom.xml.

    <dependency>
      <groupId>io.springfox</groupId>
      <artifactId>springfox-swagger2</artifactId>
      <version>2.4.0</version>
    </dependency>

    <dependency>
      <groupId>io.springfox</groupId>
      <artifactId>springfox-swagger-ui</artifactId>
      <version>2.4.0</version>
    </dependency>


Adding Swagger Spring Configuration Docket

Let’s now add the Spring configuration needed to generate Swagger Documentation.

/src/main/java/com/in28minutes/springboot/rest/example/swagger/SwaggerConfig.java

@Configuration
@EnableSwagger2
public class SwaggerConfig {

  public static final Contact DEFAULT_CONTACT = new Contact(
      "Ranga Karanam", "http://www.in28minutes.com", "in28minutes@gmail.com");

  public static final ApiInfo DEFAULT_API_INFO = new ApiInfo(
      "Awesome API Title", "Awesome API Description", "1.0",
      "urn:tos", DEFAULT_CONTACT, 
      "Apache 2.0", "http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0");

  private static final Set<String> DEFAULT_PRODUCES_AND_CONSUMES = 
      new HashSet<String>(Arrays.asList("application/json",
          "application/xml"));

  @Bean
  public Docket api() {
    return new Docket(DocumentationType.SWAGGER_2)
        .apiInfo(DEFAULT_API_INFO)
        .produces(DEFAULT_PRODUCES_AND_CONSUMES)
        .consumes(DEFAULT_PRODUCES_AND_CONSUMES);
  }
}


Notes

  • @Configuration — This file contains the Spring configuration.
  • @EnableSwagger2 — This is the annotation for enabling the Swagger Documentation on the API
  • public static final Contact DEFAULT_CONTACT — This has the contact information of the API. This will be exposed as part of the Swagger Documentation.
  • public static final ApiInfo DEFAULT_API_INFO — This contains meta information about the API, including a description, licensing, etc. This will be exposed as part of the Swagger Documentation.
  • private static final Set<String> DEFAULT_PRODUCES_AND_CONSUMES — What content types does your API support?
  • public Docket api() { — Docket decides what kind of APIs you would want to document. In this example, we are documenting all APIs. You can filter out APIs you do not want to document with Swagger.

Exposing Meta API Information Using @SwaggerDefinition

You can also expose meta API information using the @SwaggerDefinition as shown below. The information in the class is self explanatory.

@SwaggerDefinition(
        info = @Info(
                description = "Awesome Resources",
                version = "V12.0.12",
                title = "Awesome Resource API",
                contact = @Contact(
                   name = "Ranga Karanam", 
                   email = "ranga@in28minutes.com", 
                   url = "http://www.in28minutes.com"
                ),
                license = @License(
                   name = "Apache 2.0", 
                   url = "http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0"
                )
        ),
        consumes = {"application/json", "application/xml"},
        produces = {"application/json", "application/xml"},
        schemes = {SwaggerDefinition.Scheme.HTTP, SwaggerDefinition.Scheme.HTTPS},
        externalDocs = @ExternalDocs(value = "Read This For Sure", url = "http://in28minutes.com")
)
public interface ApiDocumentationConfig {

}


Generated Swagger Documentation

When you restart the application, you are all set to view the documentation that is generated.

Go to URL http://localhost:8080/v2/api-docs

At the top of the documentation is the meta information of the API

{
  "swagger": "2.0",
  "info": {
    "description": "Awesome API Description",
    "version": "1.0",
    "title": "Awesome API Title",
    "termsOfService": "urn:tos",
    "contact": {
      "name": "Ranga Karanam",
      "url": "http://www.in28minutes.com",
      "email": "in28minutes@gmail.com"
    },
    "license": {
      "name": "Apache 2.0",
      "url": "http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0"
    }
  },
  "host": "localhost:8080",
  "basePath": "/",
  "tags": [
    {
      "name": "web-mvc-endpoint-handler-mapping",
      "description": "Web Mvc Endpoint Handler Mapping"
    },
    {
      "name": "student-resource",
      "description": "Student Resource"
    },
    {
      "name": "operation-handler",
      "description": "Operation Handler"
    },
    {
      "name": "basic-error-controller",
      "description": "Basic Error Controller"
    }
  ],
  "consumes": [
    "application/xml",
    "application/json"
  ],
  "produces": [
    "application/xml",
    "application/json"
  ],


The paths contain details about the resources being exposed

  • You can see the different request methods, a summary of each method and all details about each request and response
  "paths": {
    "/students": {
      "get": {
        "tags": [
          "student-resource"
        ],
        "summary": "retrieveAllStudents",
        "operationId": "retrieveAllStudentsUsingGET",
        "consumes": [
          "application/xml",
          "application/json"
        ],
        "produces": [
          "application/xml",
          "application/json"
        ],
        "responses": {
          "200": {
            "description": "OK",
            "schema": {
              "type": "array",
              "items": {
                "$ref": "#/definitions/Student"
              }
            }
          },
          "401": {
            "description": "Unauthorized"
          },
          "403": {
            "description": "Forbidden"
          },
          "404": {
            "description": "Not Found"
          }
        }
      },
      "post": {
        "tags": [
          "student-resource"
        ],
        "summary": "createStudent",
        "operationId": "createStudentUsingPOST",
        "consumes": [
          "application/xml",
          "application/json"
        ],
        "produces": [
          "application/xml",
          "application/json"
        ],
        "parameters": [
          {
            "in": "body",
            "name": "student",
            "description": "student",
            "required": true,
            "schema": {
              "$ref": "#/definitions/Student"
            }
          }
        ],
        "responses": {
          "200": {
            "description": "OK",
            "schema": {
              "type": "object"
            }
          },
          "201": {
            "description": "Created"
          },
          "401": {
            "description": "Unauthorized"
          },
          "403": {
            "description": "Forbidden"
          },
          "404": {
            "description": "Not Found"
          }
        }
      }
    },
    "/students/{id}": {
      "get": {
        "tags": [
          "student-resource"
        ],
        "summary": "Find student by id",
        "description": "Also returns a link to retrieve all students with rel - all-students",
        "operationId": "retrieveStudentUsingGET",
        "consumes": [
          "application/xml",
          "application/json"
        ],
        "produces": [
          "application/xml",
          "application/json"
        ],
        "parameters": [
          {
            "name": "id",
            "in": "path",
            "description": "id",
            "required": true,
            "type": "integer",
            "format": "int64"
          }
        ],
        "responses": {
          "200": {
            "description": "OK",
            "schema": {
              "$ref": "#/definitions/Resource«Student»"
            }
          },
          "401": {
            "description": "Unauthorized"
          },
          "403": {
            "description": "Forbidden"
          },
          "404": {
            "description": "Not Found"
          }
        }
      },
      "put": {
        "tags": [
          "student-resource"
        ],
        "summary": "updateStudent",
        "operationId": "updateStudentUsingPUT",
        "consumes": [
          "application/xml",
          "application/json"
        ],
        "produces": [
          "application/xml",
          "application/json"
        ],
        "parameters": [
          {
            "in": "body",
            "name": "student",
            "description": "student",
            "required": true,
            "schema": {
              "$ref": "#/definitions/Student"
            }
          },
          {
            "name": "id",
            "in": "path",
            "description": "id",
            "required": true,
            "type": "integer",
            "format": "int64"
          }
        ],
        "responses": {
          "200": {
            "description": "OK",
            "schema": {
              "type": "object"
            }
          },
          "201": {
            "description": "Created"
          },
          "401": {
            "description": "Unauthorized"
          },
          "403": {
            "description": "Forbidden"
          },
          "404": {
            "description": "Not Found"
          }
        }
      },
      "delete": {
        "tags": [
          "student-resource"
        ],
        "summary": "deleteStudent",
        "operationId": "deleteStudentUsingDELETE",
        "consumes": [
          "application/xml",
          "application/json"
        ],
        "produces": [
          "application/xml",
          "application/json"
        ],
        "parameters": [
          {
            "name": "id",
            "in": "path",
            "description": "id",
            "required": true,
            "type": "integer",
            "format": "int64"
          }
        ],
        "responses": {
          "200": {
            "description": "OK"
          },
          "204": {
            "description": "No Content"
          },
          "401": {
            "description": "Unauthorized"
          },
          "403": {
            "description": "Forbidden"
          }
        }
      }
    }
  },


The definitions contain the detailed structure of the elements used in the request and responses above.

  "definitions": {
    "Resource«Student»": {
      "type": "object",
      "properties": {
        "id": {
          "type": "integer",
          "format": "int64"
        },
        "links": {
          "type": "array",
          "items": {
            "$ref": "#/definitions/Link"
          }
        },
        "name": {
          "type": "string",
          "description": "Name should have atleast 2 characters"
        },
        "passportNumber": {
          "type": "string"
        }
      }
    },
    "Map«string,Link»": {
      "type": "object",
      "additionalProperties": {
        "$ref": "#/definitions/Link"
      }
    },
    "Student": {
      "type": "object",
      "properties": {
        "id": {
          "type": "integer",
          "format": "int64"
        },
        "name": {
          "type": "string",
          "description": "Name should have atleast 2 characters"
        },
        "passportNumber": {
          "type": "string"
        }
      },
      "description": "All details about the student. "
    },
    "Link": {
      "type": "object",
      "properties": {
        "href": {
          "type": "string"
        },
        "templated": {
          "type": "boolean"
        }
      }
    }
  }
}


Launching Swagger UI

You can also use the Swagger UI available at http://localhost:8080/swagger-ui.html.

The following screenshot shows the home page of Swagger UI. It shows a list of all the resources that are exposed.

Image

Choosing the Student resource takes you to details of the resource. It shows all the request methods that can be used with a Resource. Image

You can also see the details for a specific request method. Image

You can use the ‘Try it out’ button to execute a request and see the response. Image

Customizing Swagger Documentation With Annotations

You can add notes on the resource method to add more documentation

  @GetMapping("/students/{id}")
  @ApiOperation(value = "Find student by id",
    notes = "Also returns a link to retrieve all students with rel - all-students")
  public Resource<Student> retrieveStudent(@PathVariable long id) {


Also, supported is enhancing the documentation on the request and response beans.

@Entity
@ApiModel(description="All details about the student. ")
public class Student {

  @ApiModelProperty(notes="Name should have atleast 2 characters")
  @Size(min=2, message="Name should have atleast 2 characters")
  private String name;


Complete Code Example

/pom.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/maven-4.0.0.xsd">
  <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>

  <groupId>com.in28minutes.springboot.rest.example</groupId>
  <artifactId>spring-boot-2-rest-service-swagger</artifactId>
  <version>0.0.1-SNAPSHOT</version>
  <packaging>jar</packaging>

  <name>spring-boot-2-rest-service</name>
  <description>Spring Boot 2 and REST - Example Project</description>

  <parent>
    <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
    <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-parent</artifactId>
    <version>2.0.0.RELEASE</version>
    <relativePath /> <!-- lookup parent from repository -->
  </parent>

  <properties>
    <project.build.sourceEncoding>UTF-8</project.build.sourceEncoding>
    <project.reporting.outputEncoding>UTF-8</project.reporting.outputEncoding>
    <java.version>1.8</java.version>
  </properties>

  <dependencies>
    <dependency>
      <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
      <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-actuator</artifactId>
    </dependency>
    <dependency>
      <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
      <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-data-jpa</artifactId>
    </dependency>
    <dependency>
      <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
      <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-web</artifactId>
    </dependency>
    <dependency>
      <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
      <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-hateoas</artifactId>
    </dependency>

    <dependency>
      <groupId>io.springfox</groupId>
      <artifactId>springfox-swagger2</artifactId>
      <version>2.4.0</version>
    </dependency>

    <dependency>
      <groupId>io.springfox</groupId>
      <artifactId>springfox-swagger-ui</artifactId>
      <version>2.4.0</version>
    </dependency>

    <dependency>
      <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
      <artifactId>spring-boot-devtools</artifactId>
      <scope>runtime</scope>
    </dependency>
    <dependency>
      <groupId>com.h2database</groupId>
      <artifactId>h2</artifactId>
      <scope>runtime</scope>
    </dependency>
    <dependency>
      <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
      <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-test</artifactId>
      <scope>test</scope>
    </dependency>
  </dependencies>

  <build>
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
        <artifactId>spring-boot-maven-plugin</artifactId>
      </plugin>
    </plugins>
  </build>

  <repositories>
    <repository>
      <id>spring-snapshots</id>
      <name>Spring Snapshots</name>
      <url>https://repo.spring.io/snapshot</url>
      <snapshots>
        <enabled>true</enabled>
      </snapshots>
    </repository>
    <repository>
      <id>spring-milestones</id>
      <name>Spring Milestones</name>
      <url>https://repo.spring.io/milestone</url>
      <snapshots>
        <enabled>false</enabled>
      </snapshots>
    </repository>
  </repositories>

  <pluginRepositories>
    <pluginRepository>
      <id>spring-snapshots</id>
      <name>Spring Snapshots</name>
      <url>https://repo.spring.io/snapshot</url>
      <snapshots>
        <enabled>true</enabled>
      </snapshots>
    </pluginRepository>
    <pluginRepository>
      <id>spring-milestones</id>
      <name>Spring Milestones</name>
      <url>https://repo.spring.io/milestone</url>
      <snapshots>
        <enabled>false</enabled>
      </snapshots>
    </pluginRepository>
  </pluginRepositories>


</project>


/src/main/java/com/in28minutes/springboot/rest/example/SpringBoot2RestServiceApplication.java

package com.in28minutes.springboot.rest.example;

import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication;
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication;

@SpringBootApplication
public class SpringBoot2RestServiceApplication {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    SpringApplication.run(SpringBoot2RestServiceApplication.class, args);
  }
}


/src/main/java/com/in28minutes/springboot/rest/example/student/Student.java

package com.in28minutes.springboot.rest.example.student;

import javax.persistence.Entity;
import javax.persistence.GeneratedValue;
import javax.persistence.Id;
import javax.validation.constraints.Size;

import io.swagger.annotations.ApiModel;
import io.swagger.annotations.ApiModelProperty;

@Entity
@ApiModel(description="All details about the student. ")
public class Student {
  @Id
  @GeneratedValue
  private Long id;

  @ApiModelProperty(notes="Name should have atleast 2 characters")
  @Size(min=2, message="Name should have atleast 2 characters")
  private String name;

  private String passportNumber;

  public Student() {
    super();
  }

  public Student(Long id, String name, String passportNumber) {
    super();
    this.id = id;
    this.name = name;
    this.passportNumber = passportNumber;
  }
  public Long getId() {
    return id;
  }
  public void setId(Long id) {
    this.id = id;
  }
  public String getName() {
    return name;
  }
  public void setName(String name) {
    this.name = name;
  }
  public String getPassportNumber() {
    return passportNumber;
  }
  public void setPassportNumber(String passportNumber) {
    this.passportNumber = passportNumber;
  }

}


/src/main/java/com/in28minutes/springboot/rest/example/student/StudentNotFoundException.java

package com.in28minutes.springboot.rest.example.student;

public class StudentNotFoundException extends RuntimeException {

  public StudentNotFoundException(String exception) {
    super(exception);
  }

}


/src/main/java/com/in28minutes/springboot/rest/example/student/StudentRepository.java

package com.in28minutes.springboot.rest.example.student;

import org.springframework.data.jpa.repository.JpaRepository;
import org.springframework.stereotype.Repository;

@Repository
public interface StudentRepository extends JpaRepository<Student, Long>{

}


/src/main/java/com/in28minutes/springboot/rest/example/student/StudentResource.java

package com.in28minutes.springboot.rest.example.student;

import static org.springframework.hateoas.mvc.ControllerLinkBuilder.linkTo;
import static org.springframework.hateoas.mvc.ControllerLinkBuilder.methodOn;

import java.net.URI;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Optional;

import org.springframework.beans.factory.annotation.Autowired;
import org.springframework.hateoas.Resource;
import org.springframework.hateoas.mvc.ControllerLinkBuilder;
import org.springframework.http.ResponseEntity;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.DeleteMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.GetMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.PathVariable;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.PostMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.PutMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestBody;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RestController;
import org.springframework.web.servlet.support.ServletUriComponentsBuilder;

import io.swagger.annotations.ApiOperation;

@RestController
public class StudentResource {

  @Autowired
  private StudentRepository studentRepository;

  @GetMapping("/students")
  public List<Student> retrieveAllStudents() {
    return studentRepository.findAll();
  }

  @GetMapping("/students/{id}")
  @ApiOperation(value = "Find student by id",
    notes = "Also returns a link to retrieve all students with rel - all-students")
  public Resource<Student> retrieveStudent(@PathVariable long id) {
    Optional<Student> student = studentRepository.findById(id);

    if (!student.isPresent())
      throw new StudentNotFoundException("id-" + id);

    Resource<Student> resource = new Resource<Student>(student.get());

    ControllerLinkBuilder linkTo = linkTo(methodOn(this.getClass()).retrieveAllStudents());

    resource.add(linkTo.withRel("all-students"));

    return resource;
  }

  @DeleteMapping("/students/{id}")
  public void deleteStudent(@PathVariable long id) {
    studentRepository.deleteById(id);
  }

  @PostMapping("/students")
  public ResponseEntity<Object> createStudent(@RequestBody Student student) {
    Student savedStudent = studentRepository.save(student);

    URI location = ServletUriComponentsBuilder.fromCurrentRequest().path("/{id}")
        .buildAndExpand(savedStudent.getId()).toUri();

    return ResponseEntity.created(location).build();

  }

  @PutMapping("/students/{id}")
  public ResponseEntity<Object> updateStudent(@RequestBody Student student, @PathVariable long id) {

    Optional<Student> studentOptional = studentRepository.findById(id);

    if (!studentOptional.isPresent())
      return ResponseEntity.notFound().build();

    student.setId(id);

    studentRepository.save(student);

    return ResponseEntity.noContent().build();
  }
}


/src/main/java/com/in28minutes/springboot/rest/example/swagger/ApiDocumentationConfig.java

package com.in28minutes.springboot.rest.example.swagger;

import io.swagger.annotations.Contact;
import io.swagger.annotations.ExternalDocs;
import io.swagger.annotations.Info;
import io.swagger.annotations.License;
import io.swagger.annotations.SwaggerDefinition;

@SwaggerDefinition(
        info = @Info(
                description = "Awesome Resources",
                version = "V12.0.12",
                title = "Awesome Resource API",
                contact = @Contact(
                   name = "Ranga Karanam", 
                   email = "ranga.karanam@in28minutes.com", 
                   url = "http://www.in28minutes.com"
                ),
                license = @License(
                   name = "Apache 2.0", 
                   url = "http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0"
                )
        ),
        consumes = {"application/json", "application/xml"},
        produces = {"application/json", "application/xml"},
        schemes = {SwaggerDefinition.Scheme.HTTP, SwaggerDefinition.Scheme.HTTPS},
        externalDocs = @ExternalDocs(value = "Read This For Sure", url = "http://in28minutes.com")
)
public interface ApiDocumentationConfig {

}


/src/main/java/com/in28minutes/springboot/rest/example/swagger/SwaggerConfig.java

package com.in28minutes.springboot.rest.example.swagger;

import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.HashSet;
import java.util.Set;

import org.springframework.context.annotation.Bean;
import org.springframework.context.annotation.Configuration;

import springfox.documentation.service.ApiInfo;
import springfox.documentation.service.Contact;
import springfox.documentation.spi.DocumentationType;
import springfox.documentation.spring.web.plugins.Docket;
import springfox.documentation.swagger2.annotations.EnableSwagger2;

@Configuration
@EnableSwagger2
public class SwaggerConfig {

  public static final Contact DEFAULT_CONTACT = new Contact(
      "Ranga Karanam", "http://www.in28minutes.com", "in28minutes@gmail.com");

  public static final ApiInfo DEFAULT_API_INFO = new ApiInfo(
      "Awesome API Title", "Awesome API Description", "1.0",
      "urn:tos", DEFAULT_CONTACT, 
      "Apache 2.0", "http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0");

  private static final Set<String> DEFAULT_PRODUCES_AND_CONSUMES = 
      new HashSet<String>(Arrays.asList("application/json",
          "application/xml"));

  @Bean
  public Docket api() {
    return new Docket(DocumentationType.SWAGGER_2)
        .apiInfo(DEFAULT_API_INFO)
        .produces(DEFAULT_PRODUCES_AND_CONSUMES)
        .consumes(DEFAULT_PRODUCES_AND_CONSUMES);
  }
}


/src/main/resources/application.properties

/src/main/resources/data.sql

insert into student
values(10001,'Ranga', 'E1234567');

insert into student
values(10002,'Ravi', 'A1234568');


/src/test/java/com/in28minutes/springboot/rest/example/SpringBoot2RestServiceApplicationTests.java

package com.in28minutes.springboot.rest.example;

import org.junit.Test;
import org.junit.runner.RunWith;
import org.springframework.boot.test.context.SpringBootTest;
import org.springframework.test.context.junit4.SpringRunner;

@RunWith(SpringRunner.class)
@SpringBootTest
public class SpringBoot2RestServiceApplicationTests {

  @Test
  public void contextLoads() {
  }

}


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