Gartner Research

Frameworks and Containers

Published: 03 July 2012

ID: G00234313

Analyst(s): Kirk Knoernschild , Anne Thomas


Frameworks and containers provide prebuilt capabilities that simplify enterprise application development. Frameworks and containers typically coexist. Frameworks aid development of enterprise software, whereas containers provide many runtime services. This template explores the capabilities of frameworks and containers.

Table Of Contents

Template Applicability

Template Map

Template Diagram

Template Description

  • Framework and Container Types
    • User Interface
    • Presentation Coordination
    • Service
    • Integration
    • Data Access
    • Utility
  • Framework Capabilities
    • Application Programming Interface (API)
    • Tooling
    • Configuration
  • Container Capabilities
    • Life Cycle Management
    • Inversion of Control
    • Code Manipulation
    • Infrastructure Services
    • Initialization
    • Service Provider Interface (SPI)

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