The Spring framework packs a lot of punch, out of the box! The surface-level component model's extraordinarily flexible, and works well with in most situations, but the real power of Spring lays just underneath, in the numerous SPIs that Spring exposes, so that you can tailor the component model to your own use cases. Spring's SPI's are a great example of what Bob Martin describes as the open-closed principle, and it provides the solid underpinnings upon which the other Spring frameworks, including Spring Integration, Spring MVC and Spring Batch are built. In this talk, Josh Long, the Spring developer advocate from SpringSource, provides a walking tour of Spring's extension points.
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