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Principal Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Nov 15 2017

What is most valuable?

I have found the new version with annotations and differentiation between SpringMVC and REST Controllers to be most valuable.

How has it helped my organization?

Spring MVC has reduced the time spent on building MVC code in Java projects.

What needs improvement?

The link with UI components could be improved. For example, there could be auto-transformation from Java objects to simple UI components (such as jQuery tables, drop down… more»

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

This solution is free. However, do make sure to release any common components that you build back into spring.io.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used various alternatives, such as: Tapestry, custom Java MVC, and Struts 1.2/2.0

What other advice do I have?

Finalize how you wish to configure the business tier and where you wish to place data access and transaction logic first. Use established solution patterns. Decide… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated Struts 2.0. However, the Spring-Struts integration would have been troublesome. Hence we went with Spring MVC, for ease of integration.
Real User
Department Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 18 2018

What do you think of Spring MVC?

What is our primary use case?

Spring is used as a J2EE framework for our Java applications server side. We are using MVC, Hibernate, and Security.

How has it helped my organization?

Spring has a speedy development process with a lightweight framework. We have found Spring is easy to use and learn. 

What is most valuable?

Dependency Injection is one of the major features which makes our life easier using Spring. It is well documented and has active communities, which provide us enormous help.

What needs improvement?

Spring IDE needs some work and improvement. We have faced many issues when adding third-party Eclipse plugins.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.


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Spring MVC Questions

What is Spring MVC?

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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Spring by Pivotal, Spring, Spring Framework
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