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What is stereotypes in spring framework?

What is stereotypes in spring framework? what are the advantages of using the stereotype annotations in spring.
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Basically stereotypes are the Annotations denoting the roles of types or methods in the overall architecture (at a conceptual, rather than implementation level).

For example:

@Service - Basically the business layer conceptually acts as service layer which in spring annotate as @Service. This layer basically covered under transaction which makes multiple DAO calls from service method, if one transaction fails all transactions should rollback.

@Repository - Annotate all your DAO classes with @Repository. All your database access logic should be in DAO classes.

@Component - Annotate your other components (for example REST resource classes) with component stereotype.

@Autowired - Let Spring auto-wire other beans into your classes using @Autowired annotation.

@Component is a generic stereotype for any Spring-managed component. @Repository, @Service, and @Controller are specializations of @Component for more specific use cases, for example, in the persistence, service, and presentation layers, respectively.

Reasons to use them :

The main advantage of using @Repository or @Service over @Component is that it's easy to write an AOP pointcut that targets, for instance, all classes annotated with @Repository. We need not to have to write bean definitions in context xml file. Instead annotate classes and use those by autowiring. Specialized annotations help to clearly demarcate application layers (in a standard 3 tiers application).

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