@builder annotation in spring boot

The @Builder annotation in Spring Boot provides a way to create complex objects with a builder-style API. When using the @Builder annotation, the following steps are involved:

  1. The @Builder annotation is added to the class to enable the generation of a builder for the class.

  2. The class fields that need to be set using the builder pattern are marked with the @Builder annotation.

  3. The Lombok library, which provides the @Builder annotation, is included in the project's dependencies.

  4. The IDE's Lombok plugin is installed to support the @Builder annotation and generate the necessary builder methods.

  5. The builder can then be used to create instances of the class, setting the desired fields using a fluent API.

By following these steps, the @Builder annotation simplifies the creation of complex objects with a builder pattern in Spring Boot applications.