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"It's great because it simplifies development. Together with MyBatis they make a beautiful pair for Java development.""I have found the starter solutions valuable, as well as integration with other products.""Features that help with monitoring and tracking network calls between several micro services.""It gives you confidence in a readily available platform.""The cloud version is very scalable.""The platform is easy for developers to download."

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"The interface is the solution's most valuable aspect."

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"The product could be improved by supporting and integrating Hadoop.""Perhaps an even lighter-weight, leaner version could be made available, to compete with alternative solutions, such as NodeJS.""Having to restart the application to reload properties.""communicationbetween different services from the third party layers or with the legacy applications needs to improve.""The security could be simplified.""It needs to be simplified, more user-friendly."

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"The solution could be simplified quite a bit. It's unnecessarily complicated in some areas."

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"Spring Boot is free; even the Spring Tools Suite for Eclipse is free.""This is an open-source product."

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Top Answer: I have found the starter solutions valuable, as well as integration with other products.
Top Answer: Spring Boot is free; even the Spring Tools Suite for Eclipse is free. I advise others to use the cost savings to invest in Postman Pro, and to use that product to create and run suites of integration… more »
Top Answer: Perhaps an even lighter-weight, leaner version could be made available, to compete with alternative solutions, such as NodeJS. It would also be extremely helpful if hand-holding templates were… more »
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Spring by Pivotal, Spring, Spring Framework

Spring Boot is designed to get developers up and running as quickly as possible, with minimal upfront configuration of Spring. Spring Boot takes an opinionated view of building production-ready applications. Make implementing modern application best practices an intuitive and easy first practice! Build microservices with REST, WebSocket, Messaging, Reactive, Data, Integration, and Batch capabilities via a simple and consistent development experience.

Spring MVC is a Java web framework built on the Servlet API and has been included in the Spring Framework from the very beginning.  It handles web applications that use server-rendered HTML user interface, REST APIs, and much more.  The documentation includes Spring MVCView TechnologiesCORS Support, and WebSocket Support

For baseline information and compatibility with Servlet container and Java EE version ranges please visit the Spring Framework Wiki.

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EMC, Aridhia, CoreLogic, CenturyLink, Humana, Purdue University, Tampon Run, ArtsPool, Charity Water, Center for ReSource Conservation, Manos Teatrales
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company6%
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider19%
Educational Organization9%
Company Size
Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise33%
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Spring Boot is ranked 2nd in Java Frameworks with 6 reviews while Spring MVC is ranked 5th in Java Frameworks with 1 review. Spring Boot is rated 8.6, while Spring MVC is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Spring Boot writes "Good security and integration, and the autowiring feature saves on development time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Spring MVC writes "Stable with a good user interface and an easy setup". Spring Boot is most compared with Jakarta EE, Eclipse MicroProfile, Apache Spark, Open Liberty and Oracle Application Development Framework, whereas Spring MVC is most compared with Oracle Application Development Framework, Jakarta EE, Apache Spark and Eclipse MicroProfile.

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