I've been trying to catch up on Java now, doing advanced courses on Coursera featuring graph-theory, data structures and algorithms and all that stuff. Then I went on to do some hands on, practical "How To" type tutorials, and as long as one follows the instructor, all goes well.
The problem arises though, when I try to add some features or new data to the application. All through the tutorials the instructor adds all these
@Autowired properties all around, but I can't seem do grok how they are actually populated. I am not even sure where in the app the values for these are initialized or marked or whatever to be used as the value to be magically inserted by the framework.
I do understand that the Spring Boot framework does the magic under the hood using dependency injection, but now how to utilize that magic on purpose and control it.
Hindsight is 20/20, so what's the point if you don't share it with the world? Here's a few things I've been thinking about recently that I wish I could go back and tell fresh-out-of-college Kim. 'Cause man, she could have used a lot of help.