Spring Hello World

We will create a simple HelloWorld application using spring –

Tools used to create below project – 

  1. Spring 5.0.7.RELEASE
  2. Maven 3.3
  3. Java 8
  4. Eclipse Neon.2

Github Link :   Download

Step 1: Go to File -> New -> Project -> Maven Project . Select maven-archetype-quickstart and click Next.









Then you need to configure project name, group, artifact and package as shown below –










Step 2: Configure maven dependencies

Below pom.xml file contains the dependencies required for spring project –

<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/maven-4.0.0.xsd">





<!-- Spring 5 dependencies -->



Below project structure will be created for you by Eclipse .








Step 3:  Create HelloWorldBean.java under com.myjavablog.beans package –

package com.myjavablog.beans;

* Hello world!
public class HelloWorldBean {
String name;

public void printHello() {
System.out.println("Hello World from " + name);

public String getName() {
return name;

public void setName(String name) {
this.name = name;

This is the bean file where we have getters and setters defined.

Step 4: Create resources folder /src/main directory –


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<beans xmlns="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans"

<bean id="HelloWorldBean" class="com.myjavablog.beans.HelloWorldBean">
<property name="name" value="Anup" />


This contains XML configuration for all the beans which we need to inject into our application.

Bean tag has attributes like –

id = Bean ID for unique identification

Class = Associate the bean class

property = To initialize various attributes of the bean

Step 5: Create a HelloWorldMain.java under com.myjavablog package –

package com.myjavablog;

import org.springframework.context.ApplicationContext;
import org.springframework.context.support.ClassPathXmlApplicationContext;

import com.myjavablog.beans.HelloWorldBean;

* @author anupb
public class HelloWorldMain {

* @param args
public static void main(String[] args) {

ApplicationContext beanFactory = new ClassPathXmlApplicationContext("HelloWorld.xml");

HelloWorldBean beanInstance = (HelloWorldBean) beanFactory.getBean("HelloWorldBean");


We have create ApplicationContext which actually loads XML bean definitions from class path resource i.e. HelloWorld.xml

Step 6: Clean and install project

Now run the maven clean install phase as below –

Command:  mvn clean install


Right click on project -> Debug As -> Maven build . Below popup will come up –








Step 7: Run the spring application










Hello World from Anup

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