IntellJ is a very good IDE, but in community version are lack of good free plugin in, especially in SpringBoot. In this article I’m not gonna to use any plugin but to keep my CE version light weight and good enough for me to continue my development. Therefore I’d use the SpringBoot CLI instead.
Without plugin, you can still create project via https://start.spring.io configure your dependencies, download and extract into a project directory.
Basic init command to create a baseline SpringBoot project.
Configure with –dependencies or shorten as -d
spring init --dependencies = web,thymeleaf,security demo
Configure dependencies with specific build tools, Maven / Gradle
spring init --dependencies = web,thymeleaf,security --build gradle demo
Configure dependencies with packaging -p parameter war/jar
spring init -dweb,thymeleaf,jpa,security --build maven -p war demo
Extrace project in current directory with -x
spring init -dweb,jpa --build maven -p jar jpatutorial -x
To know what dependencies available
sprig init --list