Spring is an application framework for the Java platform. It helps you build modern web applications with support for microservice architectures, cloud systems, reactive processing, and serverless workloads.
IntelliJ IDEA provides extensive coding assistance for Spring, including a dedicated project wizard, code highlighting, intelligent context actions, embedded documentation, navigation, and highly customizable run configurations. For a detailed description of the supported features, see IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate – the IDE for Spring development.
Enable Spring support in IntelliJ IDEA
Spring support relies on the Spring and related plugins, which are bundled and enabled by default in IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate. This functionality is not available in IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition and IntelliJ IDEA Edu.
Press Ctrl+Alt+S to open the IDE settings and select.
Open the Installed tab, search for Spring and make sure that the checkboxes next to all relevant plugins are selected.
If you are new to Spring support in IntelliJ IDEA, start with Tutorial: Create your first Spring application or watch this video: