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Java Spring Basics Modeling, Storing, and Presenting Data Create a Data Repository Component

Robert Goddard
Robert Goddard
15,019 Points

Why not make GifRepository a static class in this case?

Since there is only one method being called on it that seems to be a utility method, why wouldn't that findByName just be a static method and called as a class method (e.g. GifRepository.findByName(...) ) ? I know that the example is showing autowiring, but is there a benefit to instantiating it over just calling it statically?

1 Answer

Sławomir Lasik
Sławomir Lasik
7,792 Points

When You will consider testing this application You will understand ... ;)