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Spring Boot vs Spring MVC: What are the differences?

Developers describe Spring Boot as "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. On the other hand, Spring MVC is detailed as "A Java framework which is used to build web applications". 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 and Spring MVC belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.

Spring Boot and Spring MVC 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 MVC with 30.6K GitHub stars and 19.6K GitHub forks.

MIT, Intuit, and OpenGov are some of the popular companies that use Spring Boot, whereas Spring MVC is used by 1stdibs, Redfin, and europeone. Spring Boot has a broader approval, being mentioned in 333 company stacks & 617 developers stacks; compared to Spring MVC, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

What is 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.

What is 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.

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      Review ofSpring BootSpring Boot

      spring boot allow my team to start building web services quickly and package it in a stand alone application

      How developers use Spring Boot and Spring MVC
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      Climate CoLab uses Spring BootSpring Boot

      Spring-Boot allows us to create stand-alone web servers and helps us configure many of our dependencies with sane default, while maintaining flexibility where we need it.

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      Emcee uses Spring BootSpring Boot

      Probably the best application framework in Java, by far. Time-proven, mature.

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      p009922 uses Spring BootSpring Boot

      light weight server approach for REST-services

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      Project44 uses Spring BootSpring Boot

      All services are spring-boot applications.

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      Vaadin uses Spring BootSpring Boot

      Solid base for Java-based web app backend

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