It is a Spring module which provides RAD (Rapid Application Development) feature to Spring frame.
Spring Boot is a brand new framework from the team at Pivotal, designed to simplify the bootstrapping and development of a new Spring application. The framework takes an opinionated approach to configuration, freeing developers from the need to define boilerplate configuration. In that, Boot aims to be a front-runner in the ever-expanding rapid application development space.
Spring Boot Benefits :
- Create stand-alone spring applications.
- Embeded Tomcat, Jetty or Undertow directly
- Automatically configure Spring Based applications with Java or Groovy
- Reduces development time and increases productivity.