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.