This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
In my Spring portlet application I have a file link that executes a servlet. The servlet simply downloads the file. However, I need my servlet to access my ServiceImpl instance to get the properties/attributes of this file. Is there some back-end way through the application context that allows the servlet to reference the ServiceImpl file?