Spring Boot Review

Stable, scalable, lightweight, and easy to install


What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for various in-house applications and products.

What is most valuable?

Spring Boot is lightweight. The platform is easy for developers to download. It gives you a good framework and support for the different components they have.

What needs improvement?

This is not a tool for beginners. You need to know and understand it well.

It needs to be simplified, more user-friendly.

Spring Boot is only for lightweight components. You cannot have large applications on it.

If the binary size is large then you have to ensure that the services that are designed are very lightweight.  For example, if there are ten components, you have to divide them into ten and not into one. There needs to be a logical separation.

I would like to see the size of the code improved and the framework. We don't always realize how much we are loading into the microservice. There should be some limitations in place to indicate whether the code size should not exceed a certain amount and should not compile itself.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Spring Boot for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable product. We have not had any issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Spring Boot is scalable.

I have a team of 50, who are using this solution. The organization has approximately 120 users.

We plan to continue our usage with Spring Boot.

How are customer service and technical support?

There is a very large community available online. We find enough material there.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

There is a lot of documentation to get through, but there is help available online.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is an open-source product.

What other advice do I have?

Spring Boot is a good product to get started with, especially when there are services to be written, in particular, when in the new microservices area. 

They need to look for the unnecessary binary size that gets increased, otherwise, it's good.

I would recommend this solution

I would rate Spring Boot an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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