What's Covered in This Chapter

What's Covered in This Chapter

The focus of this chapter is to get a high-level understanding of the Spring Framework and some related concepts (for example, dependency injection). We will look at the Spring Web MVC Framework in the next chapter, and we'll look at other features such as job scheduling and emailing in later chapters. In this chapter, we will

  • Get a clear understanding of what the Spring Framework is, its fundamental concepts, how it is organized, and the many benefits of using this framework

  • Learn about the basic Spring concepts such as dependency injection, beans and bean factory, application context, property editors, and more

  • Understand how the Spring Framework is packaged, from development and deployment perspectives

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