Spring is a Java framework that emerged to address many of the shortcomings present in the initial versions of the de facto Java platform targeting the enterprise market or server-side space: J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition), today just Java EE. In this sense, Spring is a true grassroots movement that came about from two best practices books on this platform entitled J2EE Design and Development1 and J2EE Development without EJB.2


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  1. 1.
    Rod Johnson, J2EE Design and Development (Indianapolis, Indiana: Wrox, 2002)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Rod Johnson, Juergen Hoeller, J2EE Development without EJB (Indianapolis, Indiana: Wrox, 2004)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Martin Fowler, InversionOfControl definition, http://martinfowler.com/bliki/InversionOfControl.htmlGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Martin Fowler, POJO definition, http://martinfowler.com/bliki/POJO.htmlGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Wikipedia, “Test-driven Development,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test-driven_developmentGoogle Scholar

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