While reading the chapter, you created a basic Hello, World application using Spring Boot called
hello-spring. Open that project up in IntelliJ, and get ready to add some features!
Before you start these exercises, take a look at the hello-spring class-annotations branch to make sure your own application matches ours.
Create and checkout a branch for your exercises solution. Name it something useful, such as
HelloController class to display a form on a
GET request that asks the user for both their name and the language they would like to be greeted in. It should look something like this:
The resulting form submission should return and display the message, “Bonjour Chris”.
The language is presented in a dropdown, more formally known as a
select element. For more information about the
select element and how it works, read the
When the user submits the form (via a
POST request), they should be greeted in the selected language. Your new feature should:
- Include at least 5 languages, with English being the default. If you don’t speak 5 languages yourself, ask your friend the Internet .
- Include a new
createMessage, in the
HelloControllerthat takes a name as well as a language string. Based on the language string, you’ll display the proper greeting.
Commit your changes!
- Instead of returning the greeting as plain text, add a bit of HTML to the response string so that the displayed message looks a bit nicer.