I’ve been using Wro4j by Alex Objelean for more than 4 years now in a “classic” Spring application, see my post from January 2012 here. The tool has been immensely useful and stable. With my setup at dailyfratze.de, i can disable concatenation and minification during development and have optimized resources during production without much hassle.
Spring Boot is around for nearly 2 years now as well and i used it extensively, on my private projects, for my JUG and also in my company.
There are a lot of really useful starters out there, see the complete list here and i decided to add my own:
Go to the Github project for a full description and short manual on how to use this. The binaries should be in Maven central under the following coordinates:
<dependency> <groupId>eu.michael-simons</groupId> <artifactId>wro4j-spring-boot-starter</artifactId> <version>0.0.7</version> </dependency>
I’ve been using the basic code now for 2 months, on the mentioned JUG site and in my company and as always, the Spring Eco system proved to be extremely stable and the people around extremely helpful.
I took the joy to inflect Springs check style settings onto my as Andy pointed out and wrote the starter under the spring-boot-starter-parent which is kinda brutal but gives a very welcome different view on code quality. Furthermore i tried to reach a good test coverage.
The starter will be used in my Spring Boot demo application as well as soon as i have fixed the AngularJS code which is a bit sensitive agains minification.
Thanks a lot to my company ENERKO Informatik GmbH for providing the resources to work on that stuff.