Chapter 1. Getting Started with Spring Core

Spring Framework is the most trusted and widely used application development framework in Enterprise Java. Originally introduced as a simple and lightweight alternative for the complex J2EE, Spring has now grown to become a truly modern application development platform. Spring and its subprojects provide an excellent foundation for end-to-end application development, with features beyond even those provided by the latest Java EE, such as mobile development, social networking, and big data, besides traditional Java web, server-side, or even standalone applications. After more than a decade since its inception, Spring continues to inspire technologies and technologists across the globe.

Although Spring ...

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