I had created one spring boot web application. It was important for me to run it within eclipse so that I can debug it easily.
I tried running it as a normal java application but that didn’t work. After looking around, I found out that the best way is to install the STS (Spring tool suite) plugin.
We need to install only ‘Spring IDE Boot Support’ feature.
Once installed, this plugin will provide the option to right click on the project and run that as spring boot application.
One should provide the location of application properties file as program arguments.