The Spring 3 new features:
In this section we will understand the features of Spring 3.0 Framework. The Spring 3.0 Framework is released with the support of Java 5. So, you can use all the latest features of Java 5 with Spring 3 framework.
The first version of Spring Framework was released in the year 2002. And it was developed and released to simplify the development of Enterprise Java applications. Since then it have undergone the major releases Spring 2.0, Spring 2.5 and now Spring 3.0. The Spring Framework is used by many frameworks. You can use the existing frameworks such as JSF, Struts 2, Flex with Spring DS to quickly develop and deploy large scale enterprise applications. The Spring framework simplifies the development of complex enterprise applications.
The Spring Framework simplifies the development, testing, deployment of the application much easier.
Spring 3 what's new
Let's see what all new features are available in the Spring 3 framework.
Features of Spring 3.0 Framework:
In the next section we will download, create a new project in Eclipse IDE, install the library files and then develop a "Hello World" example program.
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