Chapter 1. Springing into action
This chapter covers
- Spring’s bean container
- Exploring Spring’s core modules
- The greater Spring ecosystem
- What’s new in Spring
It’s a good time to be a Java developer.
In its almost 20 year history, Java has seen some good times and some bad times. Despite a handful of rough spots, such as applets, Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), Java Data Objects (JDO), and countless logging frameworks, Java has enjoyed a rich and diverse history as the platform on which much enterprise software has been built. And Spring has been a big part of that story.
In its early days, Spring was created as an alternative to heavier enterprise Java technologies, especially EJB. Spring offered a lighter and leaner programming model as ...