The Spring Framework is a very robust framework, released in 2002. Its core features can be applied to plain Java applications or extended to complex, modern web applications.
As it's constantly being updated and is following new architectural and programming paradigms, it offers support for many other frameworks that work hand-in-hand with it.
With such a vast array of functionalities, it's only normal that it introduces us to some new annotations, which are a key part of developing Spring applications.
Spring's configuration is...