For all those developers interested in bootstrapping Spring 4 application quickly without Spring Boot, please check my Spring MVC 4 Quickstart Maven Archetype that just got updated: Spring 4.3.2, Thymeleaf 3.0.1 among others.
Spring 4.3 introduced new annotations for request mapping, including
@PostMapping and so on. The archetype now includes Spring 4.3.2.
.gitignore is added during project generation.
Where to find it?
Find the update archetype on GitHub: https://github.com/kolorobot/spring-mvc-quickstart-archetype
I am looking forward to hear what could be improved to make it a better project. If you have an idea or suggestion drop a comment or create an issue.