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Spring Framework is one of the most popular Java EE frameworks. In this article, we will learn about the following:
I looked at the Google Trends chart for Spring Framework, Servlet, JSP, and JSF. It’s clear that Spring is far ahead from all other Java EE technologies.
Spring is one of the most popular frameworks for Java enterprise edition. Developers all over the world use Spring for developing reliable and high-quality applications. The spring framework was designed by Rod Johnson. Since then Spring has become an alternative technology in Java world for the EJB model. You can create different kinds of applications using the spring framework.
Spring Framework is divided into a number of separate modules, which allows you to decide which ones to use in your application. The below image illustrates the most important modules of Spring Framework architecture. Let’s look into spring ecosystem modules one by one.
The Core container from Spring consists of four modules: SpEL , Context, Core, Beans. Description for these elements are as follows:
Spring framework Web layer consists of Web, Web-MVC, Web-Socket, Web-Portlet etc.
The Data Access/Integration container consists of JDBC, ORM, OXM, JMS and the Transactions module.
Spring also includes a number of other important modules, such as AOP, Aspects, Instrumentation, Messaging, and Test.
Spring 5 brought massive update to Spring 4. Some of the important features of Spring 5 are:
You can checkout Spring Projects on our GitHub Repository.
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