Chapter 1. Introducing the Spring Framework

In this chapter, we'll introduce you to the Spring Framework. We'll also summarize some of the other features of Spring. We'll then discuss the Spring Architecture as well as the benefits of the Spring Framework. We will create your first application in Spring and will look into understanding the packaging structure of the Spring Framework. This chapter serves as a road map to the rest of this book.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Introducing Spring
  • Spring Framework Architecture
  • Benefits of the Spring Framework
  • Creating a first application in Spring

Spring is an open source framework, which was created by Rod Johnson. He addressed the complexity of enterprise application development and ...

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