What’s the difference between @Component, @Repository, @Controller & @Service annotations in Spring?

When we define the annotations “ @Component, @Service, @Controller, @Repository” with the classes, Spring automatically scan and identifies those classes and register the Bean definition with the ApplicationContext.

Difference between @Component, @Repository, @Controller & @Service annotations in Spring:

  1. The main difference between @Component, @Repository, @Controller & @Service annotations is that these are used for different classification.
  2. In our application we can have different layers like presentation, service, business, data access etc. To annotate a class for auto-detection by Spring, we should use the respective annotations as below.

    @Component – generic and can be used across the application. It is a basic auto component scan annotation, it indicates annotated class is a auto scan component.
    @Service – annotate classes at service layer level ( Indicates a Service component in the business layer).
    @Controller – annotated class indicates that it is a controller components, and mainly used at presentation layer.
    @Repository – a data access object (Indicates DAO component in the persistence layer which will act as database repository).

  3. We can use @Component for any auto component scan, but for better readability and better standards we should use respective annotations. @Repository, @Controller & @Service annotations serve as specializations of @Component annotation.

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What’s the difference between @Component, @Repository, @Controller & @Service annotations in Spring?

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