Tag Archives: windows

Private DNS for Native Windows Docker Container

Docker Windows containers have a number of shortcomings, particularly around networking. One serious showstopper is that it doesn’t use the DNS of its host server.

Spring Boot as a Windows Service

The documentation provided by Spring on deploying a Spring Boot application as a Windows Service is a little sparse. Indeed, here it is in full:

Spring Boot application can be started as Windows service using winsw.

A sample maintained separately to the core of Spring Boot describes step-by-step how you can create a Windows service for your Spring Boot application.

— From Spring Boot Reference Guide (version 1.4.3), section 56.2: Microsoft Windows Services

As the official reference guide is lacking detail, here is a step by step guide to building and deploying a Spring Boot application as a Windows Service.

Migrating from SVN to Git

This post documents the steps to migrate from SVN files and revision history to Git, specifically in a Windows environment.