Earlier this month, Pivotal announced the 1.0 release of Spring Boot, a rapid application development framework for developing Spring-based Web applications. “Spring Boot brings a coding approach that you might associate more with single purpose frameworks or dynamic languages that almost eliminates boilerplate code and configuration work,” explained Pieter Humphrey, consulting product marketing manager at Pivotal. “Historically Java developers have to spend a fair amount of time — compared with what they’d rather be doing: coding business logic — setting up a servlet environment or a server or whatever. Spring Boot takes an opinionated approach and makes a lot of assumptions that get developers coding quickly with something that they can override later. The idea is to get them off and running very quickly.”
Very soon after the 1.0 release, Pivotal put out a 1.01 bug fix release. The Spring Boot code is available on GitHub.