* The core package implementing Spring's lightweight Inversion of Control (IoC) container.
* Provides an alternative to the Singleton and Prototype design
* patterns, including a consistent approach to configuration management.
* Builds on the org.springframework.beans package.
* <p>This package and related packages are discussed in Chapter 11 of
* <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0764543857/">Expert One-On-One J2EE Design and Development</a>
* by Rod Johnson (Wrox, 2002).