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"I have found the starter solutions valuable, as well as integration with other products.""It gives you confidence in a readily available platform.""The cloud version is very scalable.""Features that help with monitoring and tracking network calls between several micro services.""The platform is easy for developers to download.""Spring Boot has a very lightweight framework, and you can develop projects within a short time. It's open-source and customizable. It's easy to control, has a very interesting deployment policy, and a very interesting testing policy. It's sophisticated."

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"The interface is the solution's most valuable aspect."

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"It needs to be simplified, more user-friendly.""communicationbetween different services from the third party layers or with the legacy applications needs to improve.""Perhaps an even lighter-weight, leaner version could be made available, to compete with alternative solutions, such as NodeJS.""I would like to see more integration in this solution.""Having to restart the application to reload properties.""The security could be simplified."

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"The solution could be simplified quite a bit. It's unnecessarily complicated in some areas."

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  • "Spring Boot is free; even the Spring Tools Suite for Eclipse is free."
  • "This is an open-source product."
  • "It's open-source software, so it's free. It's a community license."
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    Spring Boot is designed to get developers up and running as quickly as possible, with minimal upfront configuration of Spring. Spring Boot takes an opinionated view of building production-ready applications. Make implementing modern application best practices an intuitive and easy first practice! Build microservices with REST, WebSocket, Messaging, Reactive, Data, Integration, and Batch capabilities via a simple and consistent development experience.

    Spring MVC is a Java web framework built on the Servlet API and has been included in the Spring Framework from the very beginning.  It handles web applications that use server-rendered HTML user interface, REST APIs, and much more.  The documentation includes Spring MVCView TechnologiesCORS Support, and WebSocket Support

    For baseline information and compatibility with Servlet container and Java EE version ranges please visit the Spring Framework Wiki.

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    EMC, Aridhia, CoreLogic, CenturyLink, Humana, Purdue University, Tampon Run, ArtsPool, Charity Water, Center for ReSource Conservation, Manos Teatrales
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Spring Boot is ranked 1st in Java Frameworks with 6 reviews while Spring MVC is ranked 4th in Java Frameworks with 1 review. Spring Boot is rated 8.6, while Spring MVC is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Spring Boot writes "Good security and integration, and the autowiring feature saves on development time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Spring MVC writes "Stable with a good user interface and an easy setup". Spring Boot is most compared with Jakarta EE, Eclipse MicroProfile, Apache Spark and Open Liberty, whereas Spring MVC is most compared with Jakarta EE, Oracle Application Development Framework, Vert.x, Apache Spark and Eclipse MicroProfile.

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