The Spring Framework
The Spring Framework (or Spring for short) is an open source framework for developing enterprise applications. It is a light-weight solution composed of about twenty different modules. This book covers Spring’s Core and Beans modules as well as Spring MVC. Spring MVC is a subframework within Spring and the subject of this book.
This chapter explains the Core and Beans modules and how they provide solutions for dependency injection. For the uninitiated, the concept of dependency injection is also discussed in detail. You will use the skills you acquire in this chapter to configure the Spring MVC applications developed in the next chapters.
Spring modules are packaged into jar files, which ...