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1   /*
2    * Copyright 2006-2007 the original author or authors.
3    *
4    * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
5    * you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
6    * You may obtain a copy of the License at
7    *
8    *      http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
9    *
10   * Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
11   * distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
12   * WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
13   * See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
14   * limitations under the License.
15   */
16  
17  package org.springframework.batch.core.configuration.support;
18  
19  import org.springframework.batch.core.Job;
20  import org.springframework.context.ApplicationContext;
21  import org.springframework.context.ConfigurableApplicationContext;
22  
23  /**
24   * Factory for the creation of {@link ApplicationContext}s.  This interface
25   * is primarily useful when creating a new {@link ApplicationContext} per
26   * execution of a {@link Job}.
27   * 
28   * @author Lucas Ward
29   */
30  public interface ApplicationContextFactory {
31  
32  	ConfigurableApplicationContext createApplicationContext();
33  	
34  }