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Spring Framework


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.

Support Policy and Migration

For information about minimum requirements, guidance on upgrading from earlier versions and support policies, please check out the official Spring Framework wiki page


  • Core technologies: dependency injection, events, resources, i18n, validation, data binding, type conversion, SpEL, AOP.

  • Testing: mock objects, TestContext framework, Spring MVC Test, WebTestClient.

  • Data Access: transactions, DAO support, JDBC, ORM, Marshalling XML.

  • Spring MVC and Spring WebFlux web frameworks.

  • Integration: remoting, JMS, JCA, JMX, email, tasks, scheduling, cache.

  • Languages: Kotlin, Groovy, dynamic languages.

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.
6.0.2 CURRENT GA Reference Doc. API Doc.
6.0.3-SNAPSHOT SNAPSHOT Reference Doc. API Doc.
5.3.25-SNAPSHOT SNAPSHOT Reference Doc. API Doc.
5.3.24 GA Reference Doc. API Doc.
5.2.22.RELEASE GA Reference Doc. API Doc.


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 *
2023-11-15 2025-08-31 2026-12-31
2022-11-16 2024-08-31 2025-12-31
2020-10-27 2024-12-31 2026-12-31
2019-09-30 2021-12-31 2023-12-31
2018-09-21 2020-12-31 2022-12-31

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.