If you are working in a Java Web Application and you are using Spring IoC Container in your application, there is a chance that you might have to inject Spring Beans into a Java Servlet.
Since there is not a direct way to inject Spring Beans into a Java Servlet, you might try to lookup the Spring Beans from the Spring Context within your servlet and assign the dependencies which means that part of injection would no more be IoC and you would be looking for some concise way of doing this. Continue reading →
I’ve been asked several times to explain the difference between injecting Spring beans with ‘@Resource’, ‘@Autowired’, and ‘@Inject’. While I received a few opinions from colleagues and read a couple of posts on this topic I didn’t feel like I had a complete picture.
In order to explore the behavior of each annotation I fired up Spring Tool Suite and started debugging the code. I used Spring 3.0.5.RELEASE in my research. The following is a summary of my findings. Continue reading →