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Spring @Order Annotation

@Order is used to define sort order for components annotated with this annotation. @Order annotation is available in Spring Framework since version 2.0. Till Spring 4 , it supports ordering only for AspectJ aspects. Spring 4 made a nice little enhancement to @Order annotation. It introduced support to ordering of auto-wired components in collections like […]
Published to Spring Tutorial on 14/10/2015.

Spring Properties with @PropertySource Annotation

PropertySource is an abstract base class that represents a source of name value property pairs. @PropertySource is an annotation for declaring a PropertySource to Spring’s Environment. In this Spring tutorial, we are going to discuss the following three topics in detail with examples, Spring 3.1 @PropertySource Annotation @PropertySource Annotation improvements in Spring 4 Java 8 […]
Published to Spring Tutorial on 30/08/2015.

Spring @Conditional Annotation

This Spring tutorial is to learn about @Conditional annotation that was introduced in Spring 4.0 We shall see about what @Conditional annotation is, in what scenarios it can be used, difference between @Conditional vs @Profile annotations and an example Spring application using @Conditional annotation. Prerequisites Introduction to @Conditional Difference between @Conditional and @Profile annotations Spring […]
Published to Spring Tutorial on 11/08/2015.

Spring SpEL Ternary Operator

This Spring tutorial is to explain the ternary operator available in Spring expression language SpEL and learn how to use it by an example Spring application. In Spring 3.0, SpEL introduced a ternary operator to code “If-Then-Else” type conditional checking in Spring expressions. Spring expression language is used to query and manipulate object graph at […]
Published to Spring Tutorial on 21/06/2015.

@Profile Annotation Improvements in Spring 4

As part of Spring 4 features, we are going to see about the updates to “@Profile Annotation” with some suitable and simple real time examples. This Spring tutorial has the following topics, Introduction to @Profile annotation Prerequisites Spring 3.1/3.2 Profiles @Profile Annotation Spring 3.1 introduced the annotation @Profile. Profile annotation is a logical grouping that […]
Published to Spring Tutorial on 21/06/2015.

Autowiring Java Generic Types in Spring Framework

Spring 4 has introduced many improvements to core container. One among them is autowiring of Java generic types. In this Spring tutorial we will go through what that feature is and how it can be used. This tutorial is suitable for beginners in Spring framework. From Java 1.5 Annotations and Generics are the most popularly […]
Published to Spring Tutorial on 03/05/2015.

Spring 4.x Features

Spring 4.0 was released in December 2013 and developers are migrating to it gradually. New Java projects are recommended to adopt it directly. It was one of the major version release for Spring framework. Major features on Spring 4 is the complete support for Java SE 8 and Groovy. Following are the Spring 4.x features […]
Published to Spring Tutorial on 23/04/2015.

Spring Email – Sending using GMail SMTP

Sending email in Spring framework is simpler than sending email in Java using JavaMail API. If sending email in plain Java is eating a nutty cake, then sending email in Spring framework is eating a nutty ice cream. Let us use GMail SMTP server for sending example email. So far we have seen how we […]
Published to Spring Tutorial on 05/12/2013.

Spring @Component, @Service, @Repository, @Controller Difference

Spring @Component, @Service, @Repository and @Controller annotations are used for automatic bean detection using classpath scan in Spring framework. @Component is a generic annotation. Difference of @Service, @Repository, @Controller with @Component is they are special cases of @Component and used for particular purposes. The difference is just classification only. For all these annotations (stereotypes), technically […]
Published to Spring Tutorial on 30/10/2013.

Spring MVC Handler Interceptor

Spring MVC’s handler interceptor is like a good friend and will help in time of need. Spring’s handler interceptor as rightly named, intercepts a request, just before the controller or just after the controller or just before the response sent to view Spring’s interceptor can be configured for all the requests (for any URI’s requested) […]
Published to Spring Tutorial on 18/10/2013.