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.


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