Submitted by heartin on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 04:37
Beans in Spring can be either singletons or prototypes. Singleton means that only one instance of the bean will be maintained by the Spring and will be returned every time you call the getBean() method. If you set the scope to prototype, then a new bean will be created every time you call the getBean() method.
The default is singleton. In Java configuration, you can specify that a bean scope is prototype by specifying @Scope("prototype") over the bean definition.