Chapter 2. Basic bean wiring

This chapter covers

  • Introducing the Spring container

  • Declaring beans

  • Injecting constructors and setters

  • Wiring beans

  • Controlling bean creation and destruction

Have you ever stuck around after a movie long enough to watch the credits? It’s incredible how many different people it takes to pull together a major motion picture. There are the obvious participants: the actors, the scriptwriters, the directors, and the producers. Then there are the not-so-obvious: the musicians, the special effects crew, and the art directors. And that’s not to mention the key grip, the sound mixer, the costumers, the make-up artists, the stunt coordinators, the publicists, the first assistant to the cameraperson, the second assistant to the cameraperson, ...

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