Northern Virginia Software Symposium
November 7 - 9, 2008 - Reston, VA
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Configuring Spring with Annotations
In this session, we will take a deep-dive into annotation-based dependency injection with Spring 2.5. You will learn how to combine annotation and XML formats, how to customize component scanning, and how to leverage Java 6 annotations within a Spring application. Since there is no "one size fits all" solution to application configuration, we will wrap up the discussion with general guidelines to consider when employing this approach.
Although XML is the most widely used format for Spring configuration, other options do exist including properties files, Spring's Java Configuration, and even Groovy builders. Spring 2.5 adds to this mix with support for Java's @Resource annotation and Spring's @Autowired annotation. Spring 2.5 also supports classpath scanning for Spring components. This session will provide a comprehensive overview of these new Spring 2.5 features for annotation-based configuration.
About Mark Fisher
Mark Fisher is an engineer within the SpringSource division of VMware and lead of the Spring Integration project. He is also a committer on the core Spring Framework and the Spring BlazeDS Integration project. Mark has provided consulting services for clients across numerous industries, and he has trained hundreds of developers how to use the Spring Framework and related projects effectively. Mark speaks regularly at conferences and user groups in America and Europe.More About Mark »