In this article, we’re going to compare some essential metrics of web applications using two different Java stacks: Spring Boot and Eclipse Micro Profile. More precisely, we’ll implement the same web application in Spring Boot 3.0.2 and Eclipse Micro Profile 4.2. These releases are the most recent at the time of this writing. Since there are several implementations of Eclipse Micro Profile, we’ll be using one of the most famous: Quarkus. At the time of this writing, the most recent Quarkus release is 2.16.2.
This mention is important regarding Eclipse Micro Profile because, as opposed to Spring Boot, which isn’t based on any specification and, consequently, the question of the implementation doesn’t exist, Eclipse Micro Profile has largely been adopted by many editors who provide different implementations, among which Quarkus, Wildfly, Open Liberty and Payara are from the most evangelical.