What is controller in spring?
Also, what is rest controller in spring?
Spring RestController annotation is a convenience annotation that is itself annotated with @Controller and @ResponseBody . Spring RestController annotation is used to create RESTful web services using Spring MVC. Spring RestController takes care of mapping request data to the defined request handler method.
Also, what is the use of controller in Spring MVC? Typically, in Spring MVC, we write a controller class to handle requests coming from the client. Then, the controller invokes a business class to process business-related tasks, and then redirects the client to a logical view name, which is resolved by Spring's dispatcher servlet in order to render results or output.
Correspondingly, what are the types of controller in spring?
Here is the list of anstract controllers that comes with the Spring MVC module:
What is difference between controller and rest controller in spring?
Difference between @RestController and @Controller in Spring. The @Controller is a common annotation which is used to mark a class as Spring MVC Controller while @RestController is a special controller used in RESTFul web services and the equivalent of @Controller + @ResponseBody.