In previous article on REST API Development, we have already seen that how we can develop a REST API with minimum lines of code. Still, we have more scope to reduce lines of code using a concept called 'Spring Data REST' in Spring Boot. So, our title of the article is 'How to reduce boilerplate code in REST API Spring Data REST'. In Spring Data REST concept we don't have to write even RestController and its methods. The Spring Data REST dependency will take care of it using HATEOAS (Hypertext as the Engine of Application State). HATEOAS project is a library of APIs that we can use to easily create REST representations. Spring Data REST provides hyperlinks to access REST operations
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