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What is Foundation? The most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world. Foundation is the most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world. You can quickly prototype and build sites or apps that work on any kind of device with Foundation, which includes layout constructs (like a fully responsive grid), elements and best practices.

What is Spring? Provides a comprehensive programming and configuration model for modern Java-based enterprise applications. A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.

Foundation and Spring are primarily classified as "Front-End Frameworks" and "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools respectively.

"Responsive grid", "Mobile first" and "Open source" are the key factors why developers consider Foundation; whereas "Java", "Open source" and "Great community" are the primary reasons why Spring is favored.

Foundation and Spring are both open source tools. Spring with 30.6K GitHub stars and 19.6K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Foundation with 28.2K GitHub stars and 5.77K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Foundation has a broader approval, being mentioned in 653 company stacks & 77 developers stacks; compared to Spring, which is listed in 319 company stacks and 184 developer stacks.

What is Foundation?

Foundation is the most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world. You can quickly prototype and build sites or apps that work on any kind of device with Foundation, which includes layout constructs (like a fully responsive grid), elements and best practices.

What is Spring?

A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.
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What are some alternatives to Foundation and Spring?
Bootstrap
Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
Primer
Primer is the basecoat of GitHub, made by nerds just like you who share a passion for HTML and CSS.
Animate.css
It is a bunch of cool, fun, and cross-browser animations for you to use in your projects. Great for emphasis, home pages, sliders, and general just-add-water-awesomeness.
Material Design for Angular
Material Design is a specification for a unified system of visual, motion, and interaction design that adapts across different devices. Our goal is to deliver a lean, lightweight set of AngularJS-native UI elements that implement the material design system for use in Angular SPAs.
Material-UI
It is a comprehensive guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices.
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Decisions about Foundation and Spring
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React
React
GraphQL
GraphQL
Apollo
Apollo
JavaScript
JavaScript
TypeScript
TypeScript
Webpack
Webpack
React Helmet
React Helmet
styled-components
styled-components
Sass
Sass
Less
Less
PostCSS
PostCSS
Bootstrap
Bootstrap
Semantic UI
Semantic UI
Foundation
Foundation
React Router
React Router
Koa
Koa
#JSX
#React.
#Css
#StyledComponents.
#Async
#HTML
#GraphQL
#Apollo

ReactQL is a React + GraphQL front-end starter kit. #JSX is a natural way to think about building UI, and it renders to pure #HTML in the browser and on the server, making it trivial to build server-rendered Single Page Apps. GraphQL via Apollo was chosen for the data layer; #GraphQL makes it simple to request just the data your app needs, and #Apollo takes care of communicating with your API (written in any language; doesn't have to be JavaScript!), caching, and rendering to #React.

ReactQL is written in TypeScript to provide full types/Intellisense, and pick up hard-to-diagnose goofs that might later show up at runtime. React makes heavy use of Webpack 4 to handle transforming your code to an optimised client-side bundle, and in throws back just enough code needed for the initial render, while seamlessly handling import statements asynchronously as needed, making the payload your user downloads ultimately much smaller than trying to do it by hand.

React Helmet was chosen to handle <head> content, because it works universally, making it easy to throw back the correct <title> and other tags on the initial render, as well as inject new tags for subsequent client-side views.

styled-components, Sass, Less and PostCSS were added to give developers a choice of whether to build styles purely in React / JavaScript, or whether to defer to a #css #preprocessor. This is especially useful for interop with UI frameworks like Bootstrap, Semantic UI, Foundation, etc - ReactQL lets you mix and match #css and renders to both a static .css file during bundling as well as generates per-page <style> tags when using #StyledComponents.

React Router handles routing, because it works both on the server and in the client. ReactQL customises it further by capturing non-200 responses on the server, redirecting or throwing back custom 404 pages as needed.

Koa is the web server that handles all incoming HTTP requests, because it's fast (TTFB < 5ms, even after fully rendering React), and its natively #async, making it easy to async/await inside routes and middleware.

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datapile uses SpringSpring

Spring is another gift rained down by the gods of Open Source Software (a.k.a. Pivotal Labs in this particular case) that just makes sense on all levels.

From Spring Boot, to SpringMVC, the configuration architecture & profile paradigm, Spring Cloud expandability, to the ease with which one can deploy Spring applets as microservices within Docker is an absolute joy.

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Markus Gebka uses FoundationFoundation

I use it for a lot of professional work where I might need more than just a responsive grid. Has a great set of mixins and components and also some nice JS-modules. I love that its so style-agnostic. Really easy to add custom styling.

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Kent Steiner uses FoundationFoundation

Foundation has been my choice for years over Bootstrap and other similar CSS frameworks due to the naming conventions, well-designed built-in components, and it plays well with React when I'm not using ElementalUI instead.

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Giovanni Candido da Silva uses SpringSpring

The core of the application use Spring Stack, to provide services and structure like:

  • Persistence
  • REST
  • Email
  • Security
  • Self contained application with spring boot
  • And many others.
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Kang Hyeon Ku uses SpringSpring

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ByeongGi uses SpringSpring
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Ralic Lo uses SpringSpring

Used Spring Boot and its ORM to interacting with database server for web application development.

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glfead uses FoundationFoundation

I use foundation only for the grid, i create my own other components

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wooki uses FoundationFoundation

Great starting point for prototypes and sometimes full sites.

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micro systems uses FoundationFoundation

Foundation makes our web based applications responsive.

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