What is Spring Framework?
The Spring Framework is an open source Java-based application framework which is created to address the complexity of the enterprise application development.
Spring Framework includes:
- Inversion of control container via flexible dependency injection
- Aspect-oriented programming
- Data access for working with common Java EE specifications such as JDBC, object-relational mapping tools (such as Hibernate, JPA) and with NoSQL databases (such as MongoDB).
- Model, View, Controller
- Authentication and authorization via the Spring Security.
- Testing through unit tests and integration tests
- and many more.
The spring framework is both comprehensive and modular. It is an ideal framework for test driven development. Springâ€™s main aim is to make J2EE easier to use and promote good programming practice. It does this by enabling a POJO-based programming model that is reusable and applicable in a wide range of environments.
Due to its high performance, code-reusability, easy testability without any lock-in, Spring Framework has become the most popular Java-based application framework for enterprise Javaâ„¢ among millions of developers.
The official website of Spring Framework can be found here.