Twelve Best Practices For Spring XML Configurations
Subject:   Autowiring
Date:   2006-01-26 02:44:08
From:   jhannes
Hi, Jason

Regarding item #1 (!):

  • Have you ever tried autowiring on a project of any considerable scale? What bad things, if any, happened?

  • Have you ever heard of anyone else who tried autowiring and had bad experiences with it?

And also: I think you are quite wrong about autowiring being a "marketing feature".