Spring Core Tasks
In this chapter, you’ll learn about the core tasks associated with Spring. At the heart of the Spring framework is the Spring Inversion of Control (IoC) container. The IoC container is used to manage and configure POJOs or Plain Old Java Objects.1 Because one of the primary appeals of the Spring framework is to build Java applications with POJOs, many of Spring’s core tasks involve managing and configuring POJOs in the IoC container.
So whether you plan to use the Spring framework for web applications, enterprise integration, or some other type of project, working with POJOs and the IoC container is one of the first steps ...