Chapter 4. Beyond the Basics
In the previous chapter, we took a detailed look at the concept of Inversion of Control (IoC) and how it fits into the Spring Framework. However, as we said at the end of the last chapter, we have only really scratched the surface of what the Spring core can do.
Spring provides a wide array of services that supplement and extend the basic IoC capabilities provided by the
BeanFactory and associated implementations. A number of projects provide IoC containers, but none so far provides the same comprehensive feature set Spring provides. In this chapter, we are going to look in detail at some additional IoC-related features offered in Spring along with other functionality offered by the Spring core.
First, we'll look at ...