A Yeoman generator for generating SpringBoot microservices

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npm install generator-springboot@0.1.5



A Yeoman generator for generating Microservices with SpringBoot

How to use?

> npm install -g yo
> npm install -g generator-springboot
> yo springboot


  • SpringBoot REST API with jar type packaging
  • CORS configuration
  • Swagger UI Integration
  • Spring Data JPA integration with option to select databases like MySQL, Postgresql, MariaDB etc
  • Flyway or Liquibase data migration support
  • SpringBoot Actuator configuration
  • TestContainers integration
  • JUnit 5
  • Docker configuration for Application, ELK, Prometheus, Grafana
  • Localstack configuration
  • Jenkinsfile
  • GitHub Actions Configuration
  • SonarQube, Google-java-format static analysis tools configuration

Generate SpringBoot Microservice

Microservice Generation Microservice Generation

Generate REST API with CRUD operations

You can generate REST API with CRUD operation using the following command:

🔆 You should run the following command from within the generated project folder.

myservice> yo springboot:controller Customer --base-path /api/customers

This will generate:

  • JPA entity
  • Spring Data JPA Repository
  • Service
  • Spring MVC REST Controller with CRUD operations
  • Unit and Integration Tests for REST Controller
  • Flyway or Liquibase migration to create table

CRUD Generation

Why another generator when you have JHipster?

JHipster is an amazing SpringBoot application generator with lots and lots of cool features. However, there are certain JHipster features that does not fit for my preferences such as:

  1. I like jar packaging
  2. I like to use spring-boot-starter-* than configuring individual libraries
  3. I like to have an option to generate application without spring-security
  4. I prefer Flyway to Liquibase
  5. I like to have only minimum and required configuration ie no AsyncConfiguration, LocaleConfiguration, CacheConfiguration, Logstash Logging etc.
  6. I like .properties over .yml

Local Development Setup

> git clone
> cd generator-springboot
> npm install 
> npm link
> yo springboot


Version 0.0.5

  • Added support for generating docker-compose yml files for application, ELK, Prometheus, Grafana

Version 0.0.6

Version 0.0.7

  • Removed support for generation of config-server and service-registry
  • Updated SpringBoot and other libraries version

Version 0.0.8

  • Configured Checkstyle, PMD, SonarQube, google-java-format plugins
  • Added Localstack autoconfiguration support

Version 0.0.10

  • Upgraded SpringBoot to 2.6.7 and library versions
  • Updated Spring Cloud AWS setup to use new based configuration
  • Removed springfox-boot-starter and used springdoc-openapi-ui
  • Added google-java-format support
  • Upgraded plugins versions
  • Removed Checkstyle, PMD plugins

Version 0.1.0

  • Upgraded SpringBoot to 2.7.4 and other library versions
  • Fixed code formatting
  • Fixed Flyway with MySQL and MariaDB issue