Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD) are essential practices in modern software development. They help automate the building, testing, and deployment of your Spring Boot applications, ensuring reliability and rapid delivery. In this guide, we'll explore how to set up CI/CD pipelines for Spring Boot using sample code and detailed explanations.


Before you start, make sure you have the following prerequisites:

  • A Spring Boot application (if you don't have one, follow the "Building a Spring Boot Web Application" guide)
  • A version control system (e.g., Git) and a repository for your project (e.g., GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket)
  • A CI/CD service or tool (e.g., Jenkins, Travis CI, GitLab CI/CD, GitHub Actions)
  • An Integrated Development Environment (IDE) like Spring Tool Suite, IntelliJ IDEA, or Visual Studio Code

Setting Up a CI/CD Pipeline

To set up a CI/CD pipeline for your Spring Boot application, you need to define the stages of your pipeline. Common stages include:

  • Code Checkout: The pipeline checks out your source code from the version control system.
  • Build: The pipeline builds your Spring Boot application into an executable JAR or WAR file.
  • Test: Automated tests are run to ensure code quality and reliability.
  • Package: The application is packaged for deployment (e.g., creating a JAR or WAR file).
  • Deploy: The application is deployed to a test or production environment.
  • Notify: Notifications are sent to relevant team members or stakeholders.

CI/CD Service Integration

Integrate your CI/CD service or tool with your version control repository. For example, if you're using Git and GitHub, you can set up GitHub Actions. Define your CI/CD pipeline in a configuration file (e.g., `.github/workflows/ci-cd.yml`). Here's a sample GitHub Actions workflow:

name: CI/CD Pipeline
- main
runs-on: ubuntu-latest
- name: Check out code
uses: actions/checkout@v2
- name: Build and Test
run: |
./mvnw clean install
- name: Deploy to Production
run: |
# Your deployment steps go here

Customizing Your Pipeline

You can customize your CI/CD pipeline to meet the specific needs of your Spring Boot application. This may include environment-specific configuration, security measures, and integration with other services such as databases and cloud platforms.


CI/CD pipelines automate and streamline the development, testing, and deployment processes for Spring Boot applications. This guide introduced the concept of CI/CD, explained how to set up a basic pipeline, and integrated it with a CI/CD service. With CI/CD, you can accelerate the development cycle and ensure the reliability of your applications.