BeanFactory and Bean Definitions

The BeanFactory and ApplicationContext is the actual container which instantiates, configures, and manages a number of beans.
A BeanFactory comes by the interface org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanFactory, for which
there are multiple implementations

ApplicationContext comes in spring j2ee modules i.e spring 2.5

Activating spring beanFactory container is not but creating object for class that implements “org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanFactory” interface.

ApplicationContexts are a subclass of BeanFactory, and most users end up using XML variants of

There are three way to instantiate beanFactory