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Spring Boot


Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run".

We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need minimal Spring configuration.

If you’re looking for information about a specific version, or instructions about how to upgrade from an earlier release, check out the project release notes section on our wiki.


  • Create stand-alone Spring applications

  • Embed Tomcat, Jetty or Undertow directly (no need to deploy WAR files)

  • Provide opinionated 'starter' dependencies to simplify your build configuration

  • Automatically configure Spring and 3rd party libraries whenever possible

  • Provide production-ready features such as metrics, health checks, and externalized configuration

  • Absolutely no code generation and no requirement for XML configuration

Getting Started

Spring Initializr

Quickstart Your Project

Bootstrap your application with Spring Initializr.


Each Spring project has its own; it explains in great details how you can use project features and what you can achieve with them.
3.0.0 CURRENT GA Reference Doc. API Doc.
3.0.1-SNAPSHOT SNAPSHOT Reference Doc. API Doc.
2.7.7-SNAPSHOT SNAPSHOT Reference Doc. API Doc.
2.7.6 GA Reference Doc. API Doc.
2.6.14 GA Reference Doc. API Doc.
2.5.14 GA Reference Doc. API Doc.
2.4.13 GA Reference Doc. API Doc.


Designed to be completed in 15-30 minutes, a guide provides quick, hands-on instructions for building a starter app for any development task with Spring.


Designed to be completed in 2-3 hours, these guides provide deeper, in-context explorations of enterprise application development topics, leaving you ready to implement real-world solutions.
Branch Initial Release End of Support End Commercial Support *
2022-11-24 2023-11-24 2025-02-24
2022-05-19 2023-11-18 2025-02-18
2021-11-17 2022-11-24 2024-02-24
2021-05-20 2022-05-19 2023-08-24
2020-11-12 2021-11-18 2023-02-23
2020-05-15 2021-05-20 2022-08-20
2019-10-16 2020-10-16 2022-01-16
2018-10-30 2019-10-30 2021-01-30
2018-03-01 2019-03-01 2020-06-01
2017-01-30 2019-08-06 2020-11-06

OSS support

Free security updates and bugfixes with support from the Spring community. See VMware Tanzu OSS support policy.

Commercial support

Business support from Spring experts during the OSS timeline, plus extended support after OSS End-Of-Life.
Publicly available releases for critical bugfixes and security issues when requested by customers.

Future release

Generation not yet released, timeline is subject to changes.

About commercial support (*)

This page shows the current state of project releases and does not define the commercial support policy. Please refer to the official support policy for more information.