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Spring: Developing Java Applications for the Enterprise by Ravi Kant Soni, Rajesh RV, Amuthan Ganeshan

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Evolution of the Spring Framework

The Spring Framework is an open source framework that has multiple versions released with the latest one being 4.x. The different versions of the Spring Framework are as follows:

  • Spring Framework 1.0: This version was released on March 2004, and the first release was Spring Framework 1.0 RC4. The final and stable release was Spring Framework 1.0.5. Spring 1.0 was a complete Java/J2EE application framework, which covered the following functionalities:
    • Spring Core: This is a lightweight container with various setter and constructor injection
    • Spring AOP: This is an Aspect-oriented Programming (AOP) interception framework integrated with the core container
    • Spring Context: This is an application context concept to provide ...

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