Spring is a very popular framework in the world of Java, and one of the reasons behind its popularity and high usage rate is its dependency injection mechanism.

Kotlin, on the other hand, is a JVM language created by the team at JetBrains that is considered to be the modern version of Java alongside Scala, for example.

How good would it be to use a modern language with the solid, robust, and time-tested Spring framework?

Fortunately, in January 2017, it was announced that Spring version 5.0 will provide support for Kotlin. So, starting from Spring Boot version 2.x, Kotlin will have their first-class support. This is fantastic!

Spring @Value Annotation

This tutorial will walk you through how to use Spring @Value annotation in your Kotlin Spring Boot application.

TL;DR: Please see the GitHub repo.

What is @Value annotation?

Spring @Value annotation allows you to inject values into fields or components in your Spring application — or in other words, in your Spring-managed beans. It can inject values at the constructor, field, or method parameter level.

Alternative to @Value annotation

If you are already familiar with the @Value annotation, I’d suggest you check out the @ConfigurationProperties annotation for a different way to inject configuration values. @ConfigurationProperties is designed for structured objects (e.g. data class).

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Kotlin and Dependency Injection Using Spring Value Annotation
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