Hey guys in this post, you will learn about Spring MVC and its architectural diagram with flow diagram.
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Table of Contents
What is Spring MVC?
- Spring MVC is a framework for building web applications in Java
- It is based on the Model-View-Control design pattern
- It leverages features of the core Spring framework such as Inversion of control and dependency injection
Below is the architectural flow diagram of Spring MVC
- Browser sends a request to the server. Server takes that request, process it and send it to the Front controller
- Front controller is a Dispatcher Servlet, its the job is the send the request to the appropriate controller
- Controller code is the one written by developers, which contains the business logic
- Controller will then prepare the model and send it to the Front controller for further processing
- Front controller then send that model to the view template, which is contains the HTML code and data which needs to be displayed in the web page.
- Controller classes are created by developers
- Contains business logic and it handles the request
- It store and retrieve the data from database and other services
- It will write the data to the model
- It will send the data to the appropriate view template
- Model is just a java object contains the data
- It will help us the store and retrieve the data from database or web service
- Spring MVC is flexible, it supports many view templates
- Most commonly used view templates are JSP and Thymeleaf
- Developer creates the view template to display the data present in Model
Spring MVC Benifits
- It is the best way of building web applications in Java
- It leverages a set of reusable UI components
- It will help us to manage application state for web requests
- It process the form data by validating, converting etc,
- It is very flexible to configure the view layer with other view templates.
- Read more about Spring MVC documentation on their official website
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