What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Spring Boot?
- It is very easy to develop Spring Based applications with Java or Groovy.
- It reduces a lot of development time and increases productivity.
- It avoids writing of boilerplate Code, Annotations and XML Configuration.
- It is very easy to integrate Spring Boot Application with its Spring Ecosystem like Spring JDBC, Spring ORM, Spring Data, Spring Security etc.
- It follows “Opinionated Defaults Configuration” Approach to reduce Developer effort
- It provides Embedded HTTP servers like Tomcat, Jetty etc. to develop and test our web applications very easily.
- It provides CLI (Command Line Interface) tool to develop and test Spring Boot (Java or Groovy) Applications from command prompt very easily and quickly.
- It provides lots of plugins to develop and test Spring Boot Applications and it uses Build Tools like Maven and Gradle
- It provides lots of plugins to work with embedded and in-memory Databases very easily.
It is very tough and time consuming process to convert existing or legacy Spring Framework projects into Spring Boot Applications. It is applicable only for brand new/Greenfield Spring Projects.