CHAPTER 12

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Spring Batch

Batch processing has been around for decades. The earliest widespread applications of technology for managing information (information technology) were applications of batch processing. These environments didn’t have interactive sessions and usually didn’t have the capability to load multiple applications in memory. Computers were expensive and bore no resemblance to today’s servers. Typically, machines were multiuser and in use during the day (time-shared). During the evening, however, the machines would sit idle, which was a tremendous waste. Businesses invested in ways to utilize the offline time to do work aggregated ...

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