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SpringBoot and SpringMVC Application  RSS feed

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In SpringMVC application, we have a web.xml file and the project is packaged as a war file and deployed on a server. But, in case of SpringBoot, we don't specify any web.xml and the file is also a jar file.

I am wondering:

1. Do we  really not need the web.xml? This must be there for a web application.

2. If there is no war file, then how it is able to server the web requests?

3. How the spring boot jar file runs on embedded tomcat?
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Hi Valibhav,
Regarding to your questions, you can read Spring in Action 5th edition,
1. I think web.xml is optional with JEE framework or Spring framework.
2. In Springboot, the embedded server only requires jar file, not war file.
3. I don't know how the embedded Tomcat works in Springboot yet.
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