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Spring Framework

An application framework and inversion of control container for the Java platform

What is Spring Framework?

It provides a comprehensive programming and configuration model for modern Java-based enterprise applications - on any kind of deployment platform. The framework's core features can be used by any Java application, but there are extensions for building web applications on top of the Java EE platform.
Spring Framework is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Spring Framework is an open source tool with 36.2K GitHub stars and 24.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Spring Framework's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Spring Framework?

29 companies reportedly use Spring Framework in their tech stacks, including deleokorea, Deutsche Kreditbank AG, and Migros Turkiye Online.

235 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Spring Framework.

Spring Framework Integrations

MySQL, AngularJS, IntelliJ IDEA, Hibernate, and NetBeans IDE are some of the popular tools that integrate with Spring Framework. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Spring Framework.

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Spring Framework's Features

  • Lightweight
  • Dependency Injection
  • Transaction Management

Spring Framework Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Spring Framework?
Spring MVC
A Java framework that follows the Model-View-Controller design pattern and provides an elegant solution to use MVC in spring framework by the help of DispatcherServlet.
Spring Boot
Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.
Play Framework makes it easy to build web applications with Java & Scala. Play is based on a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture. Built on Akka, Play provides predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications.
Java EE
It is developed using the Java Community Process, with contributions from industry experts, commercial and open source organizations, Java User Groups, and countless individuals. It offers a rich enterprise software platform and with over 20 compliant implementations to choose from.
Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
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Spring Framework's Followers
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