Secrets of lightweight development success, Part 3, The emergence of Spring

Behind the hype

From the developerWorks archives

Bruce Tate

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: June 14, 2005

Lightweight containers provide a means for organizing the glue code for an application. The Spring framework is the predominant lightweight container. Spring contains a lightweight container, an aspect-oriented programming framework, and glue code that makes it easy to integrate hundreds of open source frameworks.

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