Chapter 3. Minimizing XML configuration in Spring
- Automatic bean wiring
- Automatic bean discovery
- Annotation-oriented bean wiring
- Java-based Spring configuration
So far, we’ve seen how to declare beans using the <bean> element and inject <bean> with values using either the <constructor-arg> or <property> element. That’s all well and good for a small application where you only have a handful of beans. But as your application grows, so will the amount of XML configuration you’ll write.
Fortunately, Spring offers a few tricks to help cut down on the amount of XML configuration required:
- Autowiring helps reduce or even eliminate the need for <property> and <constructor-arg> elements by letting Spring automatically figure ...