Actually, Spring Integration May Be My Favorite Spring Project

Greg L. Turnquist
6 min readApr 1

While Spring Security is wickedly powerful and essential for securing Java applications, there’s another Spring project that is equally deserving of praise and admiration: Spring Integration.

Spring Integration is a lightweight framework that allows developers to build complex, scalable, and extensible systems by connecting components using a messaging paradigm.

If you’re wondering why this little ole’ toolkit originally built by still-active Spring veteran Mark Fisher has grown to such huge…

Greg L. Turnquist

Developer on the Spring team and the host of Spring Boot Learning at and author of best selling Learning Spring Boot.

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