Chapter 1: Introducing Spring Persistence

Long-term persistence of information is the key component of most enterprise systems. The Spring Framework's ability to seamlessly integrate with myriad persistence frameworks has helped to make it one of the most popular frameworks for building robust, scalable applications. At the simplest level, Spring is a lightweight Inversion of Control (IoC) container, meaning Spring will take over the responsibility of wiring together your application dependencies; the manner in which this wiring responsibility is handled is most important. However, the theme you will see played out in this book is the way that Spring effortlessly ties components together in a loosely coupled manner. This goal has far-reaching ...

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