The Spring Framework provides a comprehensive programming and configuration model for modern Java-based enterprise applications -- on any kind of deployment platform. A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.

The framework also serves as the foundation for Spring Integration, Spring Batch and the rest of the Spring family of projects. Browse the repositories under the Spring organization on GitHub for a full list.

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Programming language: Java
License: Apache License 2.0
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Latest version: v5.3.2

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This is the home of the Spring Framework: the foundation for all Spring projects. Collectively the Spring Framework and the family of Spring projects are often referred to simply as "Spring".

Spring provides everything required beyond the Java programming language for creating enterprise applications for a wide range of scenarios and architectures. Please read the Overview section as reference for a more complete introduction.

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The Spring Framework maintains reference documentation (published and [source](framework-docs/src/docs/asciidoc)), GitHub wiki pages, and an API reference. There are also guides and tutorials across Spring projects.


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