Friday, October 19, 2007

[Tech] Introduction to Spring 2.5

Spring has become the de facto standard for enterprise Java development and is also a focal point in our best practice examples. Rod Johnson, the founder of the Spring framework writes a nice introduction article to Spring 2.5. The new version of Spring has many interesting enhancements compared to version 1. In this article Rod Johnson explains the major new features of Spring 2, including:
  • Custom XML configuration and how to deal with them
  • There can now be used Spring Annoations to configure applications
  • Some enhancements about JDBC abstraction
  • Simpler usage of transaction management, by using the new XML configuration
  • Better integration with AspectJ to do AOP
About the above mentioned points, the article also gives a birdview of Spring and what Spring is.

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