Spring framework is one of the most well known frameworks to build Enterprise java Applications. In recent time, it has become the most popular framework in the Java community. Spring framework’s basic features can be functioned by any Java application. What is more, it also offers support to many frameworks such as Big Data, Security, JPA, Social Integration, Web-services, etc. Additionally it has a lot of pros like lightweight, transparent, easily testable and reusable etc. In every way, Spring framework is magic.
In this series of tutorials , we will cover below modules of spring framework with demo examples –
Reasons to go for Spring framework –
Lightweight – Spring framework supports POJO application. So, you will never require product like EJB container like an application server. Furthermore, it also offers the choice of using only a sturdy servlet container like Tomcat or something else.Because of POJO implementation, the spring framework is really lightweight, as it doesn’t have to receive any extra interface. In fact, the basic version is around 2 megabyte.
Organized – Spring framework is ordered and flexible. You will not face any trouble to use it.
Transaction Management – Helps in handling transaction management of an application without affecting its code. This framework provides Java Transaction API (JTA) for global transactions managed by an application server and local transactions managed by using the JDBC Hibernate, Java Data Objects (JDO), or other data access APIs. It enables the developer to model a wide range of transactions on the basis of Spring’s declarative and programmatic transaction management.
You can simply develop and test an application with Spring framework. It’s very simple and easy. Due to JavaBean style POJOs, the process becomes simpler to use dependency injection for creating test data. In fact, it also lets you develop some application. A great feature, indeed. So, the developers do not face any trouble to run testing.
Easy Integration with other frameworks – The best thing about Spring framework is that you dont have to reinvent the wheel. I mean, it doesn’t try to solve the solved problems rather try to integrate with the existing technologies, for example, ORM technologies, JEE, Quartz or JDK timer, logging frameworks, Hibernate, REST or SOAP web-services and Big Data. So, it’s very compatible with other frameworks.
Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) – One of the significant components of Spring framework is aspect oriented programming. And AOP is utilized for separating different aspects of the cross cutting concerns like declarative transactions, caching, security or logging etc. from the application’s business logic.
Spring framework is an adaptable framework. It offers many modules like Spring Core, Spring AOP, Spring IoC, Spring MVC, Spring JDBC, Spring ORM, Spring Transactions which are used to solve complications of enterprise application development.