© Felipe Gutierrez 2019
Felipe GutierrezPro Spring Boot 2https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3676-5_1

1. Spring Framework 5

Felipe Gutierrez1 
Albuquerque, NM, USA

Welcome to the first chapter of the book, where I give you an introduction to the Spring Framework, a little bit of history, and how it has evolved since its inception. This chapter is for developers that are new to the Spring Framework. If you are an experienced Spring Framework developer, you can skip this chapter.

Maybe you are thinking, “I want to learn Spring Boot. Why do I need to know about Spring Framework?” Well, let me tell you that Spring Boot is Spring. Spring Boot has a different mechanism for running Spring applications; to understand how Spring Boot really works and does ...

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