Spring vs Spring Boot: What are the differences?
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.
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.
Spring and Spring Boot can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.
"Java", "Open source" and "Great community" are the key factors why developers consider Spring; whereas "Powerful and handy", "Easy setup" and "Java" are the primary reasons why Spring Boot is favored.
Spring and Spring Boot are both open source tools. Spring Boot with 39.3K GitHub stars and 25.5K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Spring with 30.1K GitHub stars and 19.2K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Spring Boot has a broader approval, being mentioned in 326 company stacks & 585 developers stacks; compared to Spring, which is listed in 316 company stacks and 179 developer stacks.
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