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.
Report issues via the Spring Framework JIRA. Understand our issue management process by reading about the lifecycle of an issue. Think you've found a bug? Please consider submitting a reproduction project via the spring-framework-issues GitHub repository. The readme there provides simple step-by-step instructions.
The Spring Framework uses a Gradle-based build system. In the instructions
./gradlew is invoked from the root of the source tree and serves as
a cross-platform, self-contained bootstrap mechanism for the build.
Be sure that your
JAVA_HOME environment variable points to the
extracted from the JDK download.
git clone email@example.com:spring-projects/spring-framework.git
./import-into-eclipse.sh or read
import-into-idea.md as appropriate.
Note: Per the prerequisites above, ensure that you have JDK 8 configured properly in your IDE.
... and discover more commands with
./gradlew tasks. See also the Gradle
build and release FAQ.
The Spring Framework is released under version 2.0 of the Apache License.