All about Spring Framework:

Spring Framework is the most popular application development framework for Java Enterprise. Millions of developers around the world use Spring Framework to create high-performance code, easy testing capability and reusability. Spring Framework is an Open Source platform for the Java programming language first written by Rod Johnson and then first released with apache 2.0, in June 2003. Spring is small in size and Transparency, and the original version is about 2 MB.

One of the main features of the Spring Framework is that it can be used in the development of all Java applications, but there are extensions to build web applications on the Java EE platform. One of the goals of spring framework is to make J2EE easy to use and to promote good programming methods by developing a POJO-based programming model. Spring includes some good features such as Dependency Injection or Dependency Injection and pre-prepared modules such as: Spring JDBC, Spring MVC, Spring Security, Spring AOP, Spring ORM and Spring Test.

These modules can drastically reduce the development time of an application. For example, in the early days of Java development, a large amount of duplicate code had to be written over and over again to insert the record into a data source, but using the JDBCTemplate feature, which corresponds to the Spring JDBC module, with a minor setting, large and duplicate values of the code can be reduced to just a few lines.

What is Spring boot?

Spring Boot is a project based on spring framework and is a simple and fast way to set, configure and run simple, web-based applications. In Spring, you need to configure everything for yourself. Hence, you can have lots of configured files such as XML descriptions. This is one of the main problems that using Spring Boot will solve for you. Spring Boot cleverly selects your dependencies and automatically configures all the features you want to use, then you can start your app with one click. In addition, it simplifies the process of deployment and implementation of the program.

  The difference between Spring and Spring boot:

  1. Settings:

    Spring boot: In this Spring Framework, to design none of the usual settings required in Spring boot, the programmer does not need to define everything individually. Spring boot configuration annotations are enough to manage everything.

    Spring: To design Spring-based applications, the programmer must manually adjust all hibernate data source, Entity Manager, Session Factory and Transaction Management settings.

  2. XML:

    Spring:The MVC Spring program is mandatory to manage some XML definitions.

    Spring boot: Spring Boot configuration doesn’t need to be managed, only Annotations manage everything.

  3. Control:

    Spring boot: This section automatically controls downloads. Hence there is no option to remove the download of some additional default features.

    Spring: Given that the configuration is done easily and manually, so Spring or MVC Spring can’t load some additional default features for that particular app.

  4.  Use:

    Spring boot: If the future application type of the program is not properly defined, it is better to use Spring Boot. Since the integration of any specific Spring feature here is done automatically, so there is no need to add settings.

    Spring: If the type of app or its properties are fully specified, it is better to use Spring.

 Fundamental differences between Spring Framework and Spring BootFramework:

Both the Spring and Spring Boot models are popular options on the market. Among the major differences between them are the following:

1) Spring

It mainly focuses on its main features and MVC and needs to do the configuration manually. It also specifies which features should be used for the app. While Spring Boot, it automatically loads all the main features and MVC. It should be noted that the programmer does not need to define a specific configuration manually.

2) Spring core

It has several modules that are used for different purposes and some common applications. Modules such as Spring JDBC, MVC, AOP, ORM, etc., are very useful for each of the project’s needs. All of those modules can be configured and used according to system or project requirements. While in Spring Boot it can be easily used just by defining the app as SpringBootConfiguration@ of all these needs. This annotation is sufficient to manage spring configuration loading, manage all module features based on jar files or dependencies listed for the Spring Boot project.

3) Transaction management

One of the most important tasks in spring framework programs is spring. The programmer must define the appropriate Transaction management key for all Hibernate sessions or DB connections (in Spring JDBC). In Spring programs, transaction classes must be defined in the program-specific configuration file in order to be usable throughout the program and manage transactions properly. While Spring Boot, it automatically manages all transaction data manually without having to make certain settings. Also, all tasks are done automatically. A Transaction can be defined when sessions or connections are opened and closed. Transaction can also be commited or returned based on session completion status.

4) ORM

Merging the ORM tool for each Spring Framework program must be defined by the programmer in the configuration file and modified for each exchange of the ORM tool. In case spring boot is easily configured automatically and does not require manual intervention. Just define a database property file for settings.

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