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Spring Quickly: Building a new application

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Good day,

If a developer or a team is building a new application, what are the factors to be able to decide if Spring is the right framework to use? Or use another one, like Grails or Play?

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Hi Joey. Thanks for your question. A difficult question I can say. I'll try to put some points I learned from my experience that you need to take into consideration for choosing a framework.

1. Does the framework have a big community? Make sure you choose a framework with a big and active community to get easier over problems you may encounter. You need to make sure you have who to ask questions at some point.
2. Is the framework still developed or only maintained? You need to make sure you choose a framework that is both maintained and still developed. Our domain changes quickly and you want to make sure next year you'll be able to use new inventions
3. What does your team know? You need to take into consideration of course what the members of your team already know. Say you have two frameworks A and B. These two frameworks both have a big community and are developed and maintained. If most members of your team know how to use B, then of course in your project best will be to choose B and not A.
4. How easy is to find developers who know to use that framework? Is the framework still new? Sometimes we like to use new technologies but this comes with a risk. If in the future, it won't be that hot anymore, you'll end up with increased costs and difficulty of finding new devs for the team.

I honestly like the discussion on this aspect. There're probably more points but I've tried the most relevant that come now to my mind

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