This week's book giveaways are in the Refactoring and Agile forums. We're giving away four copies each of Re-engineering Legacy Software and Docker in Action and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
Just showing you how to combine both XML & annotation based configurations in your Spring applications. Just @ImportResource. It's not just annotation vs XML. You don't have to rid yourself completely of XML in your applications.