Spring Boot vs Spring Framework: What are the differences?
What is Spring Boot? Create Spring-powered, production-grade applications and services with absolute minimum fuss. 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.
What is Spring Framework? An application framework and inversion of control container for the Java platform. 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 Boot and Spring Framework can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.
Spring Boot and Spring Framework are both open source tools. It seems that Spring Boot with 39.8K GitHub stars and 25.8K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Spring Framework with 30.6K GitHub stars and 19.6K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Spring Boot has a broader approval, being mentioned in 333 company stacks & 617 developers stacks; compared to Spring Framework, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.
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