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Pablo Fradua

What do you mean by "there is no such thing as Spring MVC framework"?
Spring MVC's still part of the Spring stack, do you not consider it a framework? Do you think it's not to be used?

On a side note, there's more to Java than web/mobile develoment.

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Jorge Castro • Edited

Spring MVC (or it's real name Spring Web MVC) is one (of many) libraries included inside the whole Spring Framework family but Spring MVC is not a whole framework.

So, when we program to Spring, then we pick between Spring Framework or Spring Boot. So while it is possible to work only with Spring Web MVC but nobody in his/her right mind would do that.

spring.io/projects

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Pablo Fradua

Ok, just a matter of naming then. Sounded like you meant Spring Boot had replaced Spring.

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Jorge Castro

Spring was replaced by Spring Framework (they changed the name).

Spring -> Spring Framework
Spring Boot is similar to Spring Framework and it uses part of it but it is a simplified boilerplate-free version.

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Pablo Fradua

I know, just felt the original post was misleading for OP.