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Application Class - Spring Boot to Micronaut Framework

This guide shows compares the Application Class of a Spring Boot application vs a Micronaut Framework application.

Authors: Sergio del Amo

Micronaut Version: 3.9.2

1. Sample Project

You can download a sample application with the code examples shown in this article.

2. Introduction

Spring Boot and Micronaut applications contain a simple application class which starts the application for you.

3. Spring Boot Application Class

package example.micronaut

import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication

class DemoApplication {

  static void main(String[] args) {, args)

3.1. Micronaut Framework Application Class

package example.micronaut

import io.micronaut.runtime.Micronaut
import groovy.transform.CompileStatic

class Application {

    static void main(String[] args) {, args)

Except for the @SpringBootApplication annotation, both classes are almost identical. :-]

4. Next steps

Read more about Micronaut Spring.

5. Help with the Micronaut Framework

The Micronaut Foundation sponsored the creation of this Guide. A variety of consulting and support services are available.