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Generates scaffolding for new models for Spring Boot projects

Project description

Project to bring similar functionality found in Rails to the Spring Boot platform. Currently only supports maven-enabled projects.

For Example:

plaster g scaffold User name:string age:integer

Will create the following files:

  • Model - root/model/
  • Repository - root/repository/
  • Service - service/
  • Controller - controller/

The root is calculated upon script start. For example, if being run on a project with the following in pom.xml:


the root will be src/main/com/example/


If you have pip installed, you can install Plaster with following:

pip install plaster-spring-boot

Otherwise, ensure Python’s setuptools is installed to install Plaster. If on an ubuntu system, use the following:

sudo apt-get install python-setuptools

Otherwise, explore setuptools to find how to install for your system. Then download Plaster onto your machine, navigate to the directory in which it was downloaded and run:

python install


usage: plaster [-h] [-v] [-k [KEY]] [-d DIR]
               {scaffold,model,repository,service,controller,field} model_name
               [fields [fields ...]]

Generate files for Spring Boot

positional arguments:
                        whether to generate or delete
                            generate, g - create files
                            delete, d - remove files
                        how to generate or delete content
                            scaffold - all files associated to the model
                            model - the entire model
                            repository - the entire repository
                            service - the entire service
                            controller - the entire controller
                            field - individual field(s)
  model_name            name of model for which to perform actions
  fields                fields to perform actions listed as name:type pairs

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -v, --version         fetches the current version of the tool
  -k [KEY], --key [KEY]
                        indicates the following field:type pair should define the key
                        NOTE: should be a trailing param
  -d DIR, --dir DIR     defines a sub path in which to perform actions
                        NOTE: should be a trailing param


Per default, Plater will auto-discover necessary configurations and then use best-practices to decide where and how to generate files. However, if you would like to customize the generation of the files, Plater gives you the ability to alter defaults by placing plaster.yml in the root of the project. The following configurations are supported:

Property dir

Property Description Type Default
model Directory in which to generate models String model
repository Directory in which to generate repositories String repository
controller Directory in which to generate controllers String controller
service Directory in which to generate services String service

Property lombok

Property Description Type Default
enabled Should we enable generation in lombok mode Boolean Is lombok a dependenc y in pom.xml ?

Lombok Support

Generation of models will change if a lombok dependency is found in pom.xml. This will import lombok and annotate the model differently. For example:

public class Example {

    @GeneratedValue(strategy = GenerationType.AUTO)
    private Integer id;

    public Integer getId() {

    public void setId(Integer id) { = id;

import lombok.AllArgsConstructor;
import lombok.Builder;
import lombok.Data;
import lombok.NoArgsConstructor;

public class Example {

    @GeneratedValue(strategy = GenerationType.AUTO)
    private Integer id;


For lombok information, visit the project’s homepage.

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