Read Franklin Garcia's post: http://fggarcia.blogspot.com/2007/12/d-day-spring-experience.html Read this summary: http://willcode4beer.blogspot.com/2007/12/spring-experience-2007-meet-and-greet.html Read this entry on annotations and Spring : http://willcode4beer.blogspot.com/2007/12/annotations-and-spring.html