Spring vs Spring MVC: What are the differences?
Developers describe Spring as "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. 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 and Spring MVC can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.
Spring and Spring MVC are both open source tools. Spring MVC with 30.6K GitHub stars and 19.6K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Spring with 30.6K GitHub stars and 19.6K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Spring has a broader approval, being mentioned in 319 company stacks & 184 developers stacks; compared to Spring MVC, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.
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