What role does Bean Factory plays in Spring Framework?
A BeanFactory is like a factory class that contains a collection of beans. The BeanFactory holds bean definitions of multiple beans within itself and then instantiates the bean whenever asked for by clients.
- BeanFactory is able to create associations between collaborating objects as they are instantiated. This removes the burden of configuration from bean itself and the beans client.
- BeanFactory also takes part in the life cycle of a bean, making calls to custom initialization and destruction methods.