The Spring Framework 5.0 is the first major upgrade in the Spring Framework, almost four years after the Spring Framework 4.0. In this time frame, one of the major developments has been the evolution of the Spring Boot project. We will discuss the new features in Spring Boot 2.0 in the next section. One of the biggest features of the Spring Framework 5.0 is reactive programming.
Core reactive programming features and support for reactive endpoints are available out of the box with the Spring Framework 5.0. The list of important changes includes the following:
- Baseline upgrades
- Reactive programming support
- Core features upgrades
- Spring Web MVC upgrades
- Spring's new functional web framework, WebFlux ...