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Spring Setup in Eclipse IDE

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Spring is a lightweight and open source framework. Spring is a complete and a modular framework, and it can be used for all layer implementations for a real
time application. The spring framework comprises several modules such as IOC, AOP, DAO, Context, ORM, WEB MVC etc.

Spring Framework Modules
Spring Architecture

To set up Spring Framework you required these tools or software to be install in your system.
1. Setup Java Development Kit (JDK)
Install latest version of Java and set environment path for the same.
2. Install Apache Common Logging API
Download the latest version of Apache Commons Logging API from unzip the .zip file.
3. Setup Eclipse IDE
Download any latest version of Eclipse IDE and open to create your new project.
4. Setup Spring Framework Libraries
Let’s proceed to setup the spring framework. Download the latest version of spring framework binaries from and
unzip the file.

Configuration of spring in Eclipse IDE
Follow the steps to create a simple Java project –
I. Create Java Project
In Eclipse IDE > File > New > others > search Java Project > select Next

  1. Write Project name

  2. Take the proper JRE file location option > select Finish

II. Add Required Libraries

  1. Add common logging API libraries

    Right click current Java Project > select Properties > select Java Build Path
    Add External JARs as shown below

  1. Add Spring Libraries
    Go to Add libraries > User Library > User Libraries > New
    Write Spring Jars > in User Libraries & add External JARs

Apply and say ok to finish the setting up of jar files

III. Create Source Files
Package com.bean.User class

 package com.bean;
public class User {
String name;
int age;
//Setter & Getter

Package com.main.MainClass java class

import org.springframework.context.ApplicationContext;
import com.bean.User;
public class MainClass {
public static void main(String[] args) {
ApplicationContext context =
new ClassPathXmlApplicationContext("SpringConfig.xml");
User user= (User) context.getBean("userbean");
System.out.println("Name: "+ user.getName());
System.out.println("Age: "+ user.getAge());


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<beans xmlns = ""
xmlns:xsi = ""
xsi:schemaLocation = "">
<bean id = "userbean" class = "com.bean.User">
<property name = "name" value = "Atindra"/>
<property name = "age" value = "24"/>

IV. Running the Program


posted Jul 2, 2017 by Atindra Kumar Nath

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Right click on the project > Java Build Path > select "Libraries" > Add JARs > then select the jar files from your project, this will make the jar files available in your project.


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hibernate.connection.password - Password to connect to database

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