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What is Spring?

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.
Spring is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Spring is an open source tool with 44.7K GitHub stars and 31.4K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Spring's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Spring?

Companies
525 companies reportedly use Spring in their tech stacks, including Accenture, deleokorea, and Zalando.

Developers
2567 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Spring.

Spring Integrations

Java, Spring Boot, Auth0, Bugsnag, and Java EE are some of the popular tools that integrate with Spring. Here's a list of all 15 tools that integrate with Spring.
Pros of Spring
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Java
153
Open source
131
Great community
118
Very powerful
110
Enterprise
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Lot of great subprojects
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Easy setup
44
Convention , configuration, done
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Standard
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Love the logic
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Dependency injection
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Good documentation
9
Stability
6
MVC
6
Easy
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Makes the hard stuff fun & the easy stuff automatic
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Strong typing
2
Easy Integration with Spring Security
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Maven
2
Great Desgin
2
Integrations with most other Java frameworks
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Best practices
1
OracleDb integration
1
Code maintenance
1
Large ecosystem with seamless integration
1
Java has more support and more libraries
1
Supports vast databases
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Live project
Decisions about Spring

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Spring in their tech stack.

I've just finished my Masters degree and I am looking at routes into developing my Java knowledge.

The University I studied at requested that all practical Java assignments were done in Java Swing and as such I have a strong understanding in that area of development. Looking at job prospects, many employers are now looking for Java Spring or Android developers.

The plan is to move away from Java SE and skill up in Android development. I was planning on learning Spring Boot to gain exposure in web application development, however looking at StackShare, Django seems to be the more attractive choice for developers.

Does anyone have any advice on which routes/stacks would be the most advisable to adopt. If Spring is not receiving as much exposure or support as Django, is it worth adding to my stack?

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Amarsaikhan Bold
Software developer at Civil aviation authority of Mongolia · | 6 upvotes · 21.2K views
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Hi everyone

I need some help choosing from the following choices. I know Java and am using JSF for web development. But that is not popular in my area. At least there is no shared host for java web apps. Choices are:

  1. Do I need to learn a new language to build web apps?
  2. if yes, what language is good for an individual developing web apps, not for enterprise systems.
  3. if no, Should I shift to the popular Spring framework?
  4. I can also develop mobile apps using Android and iOS, both. So I needed some REST API webs for my mobile apps. But I don't know what technology is good for me for the above purpose.

Maybe Python is a good choice for me, but I'm a bit afraid of starting a new language. Please give me some suggestions.

Thank u.

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Hello,

I will be programming my project in the coming months. I would need advice on the technology I will use.

I focus mainly on mobile apps, so it's clear there that it will be a native app written in Kotlin.

I will also need a backend (database, API). In the database, I will need to store words and their translations along with users and some statistics to start with.

I don't know which database to choose, whether NoSQL or SQL. Maybe NoSQL would suffice for some words and key-value data.

I would like to connect the web and a chrome extension to that backend. I assume that chrome extensions are made in JavaScript and I would use either Vue.js, AngularJS, or React on the web. The web would be quite simple, some flashcards, statistics, and so on ... I don't know which framework would be ideal, I've never done it, I'll be basically learning it. Ideally, also where you need as little CSS as possible.

With that backend, I have a dilemma as to which framework to use. Basically, it will be such a new for me, I just played with Flask a little bit, but It doesn't matter. Basically, everything runs on JS except the Android app. So is it advantageous to choose Node.js on the backend? I have no experience with this, is it an advantage when everything runs in almost one language? I also thought about Flask / Django, but I also quite like Node.js since it's in JS. But I'm open to all the possibilities of .NET, Spring .... What would be your choice?

To summarize: Android App - Native app in Kotlin Chrome Extension - JavaScript (I don't know if it can be done in anything else) Web - Vue, Angular or React and that's JavaScript Database - SQL / NoSQL? - I don't know which is more suitable, or some specific types Backend - the dilemma of what language and framework to use

I'll write everything myself, it's a project for school, but I want to move it to a higher level and release it. If it doesn't work out, at least I'll learn something. Thank you for the answers.

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I am consulting for a company that wants to move its current CubeCart e-commerce site to another PHP based platform like PrestaShop or Magento. I was interested in alternatives that utilize Node.js as the primary platform. I currently don't know PHP, but I have done full stack dev with Java, Spring, Thymeleaf, etc.. I am just unsure that learning a set of technologies not commonly used makes sense. For example, in PrestaShop, I would need to work with JavaScript better and learn PHP, Twig, and Bootstrap. It seems more cumbersome than a Node JS system, where the language syntax stays the same for the full stack. I am looking for thoughts and advice on the relevance of PHP skillset into the future AND whether the Node based e-commerce open source options can compete with Magento or Prestashop.

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I am provided with the opportunity to learn one of these technologies during my training. I have prior experience with Spring and found it tough and still haven't figured out when to use what annotations among the thousands of annotations provided. On the other hand, I am very proficient in Java data structures and algorithms (custom comparators, etc.)

I have used Node.js and found it interesting, but I am wondering If I am taking the risk of choosing a framework that has a comparatively lesser scope in the future. One advantage I see with the node.js is the number of tutorials available and the ease with which I can code.

Please recommend which path to take. Is Spring learnable, or should I spend my energy on learning Node.js instead?

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Hi

I’ve been using Django for the last year on and off to do my backend API. I’m getting a bit frustrated with the Django REST framework with the setup of the serializers and Django for the lack of web sockets. I’m considering either Spring or .NET Core. I’m familiar with Kotlin and C# but I’ve not built any substantial projects with them. I like OOP, building a desktop app, web API, and also the potential to get a job in the future or building a tool at work to manage my documents, dashboard and processes point cloud data.

I’m familiar with c/cpp, TypeScript.

I would love your insights on where I should go.

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Spring Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Spring?
Spring Boot
Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.
Foundation
Foundation is the most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world. You can quickly prototype and build sites or apps that work on any kind of device with Foundation, which includes layout constructs (like a fully responsive grid), elements and best practices.
Node.js
Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
Django
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
ASP.NET
.NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications.
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