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I was reading a textbook and actually I got confused about the meaning of "build on" in this sentence:

ApplicationContexts build on the notion of a 'bean factory' by providing application-framework services.

actually I've searched about the meaning of 'build on', but all of them were about this to use a achievement as a base from which to achieve another thing. but in my sentence what is the another thing.

edit: it doesn't tell us that ApplicationContexts are using the notion of a 'bean factory' to achieve what.

can you please explain the sentence and "build on" meaning to me? Thank you.

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    Why do you think the meaning you found is wrong?
    – pboss3010
    Jan 21, 2022 at 16:03
  • because it doesn't tell us that ApplicationContexts are using the notion of a 'bean factory' to achieve what. I can't understand the sentence's meaning.
    – Mehdi
    Jan 21, 2022 at 16:08

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If you check out the documentation, you will see that the class extends BeanFactory.

To build on something means to take it as a basis and develop it further.

In this case, the foundation is "the notion of a 'bean factory'" and "application-framework services" are built on top of that.

Application Context = Bean Factory + application-framework services

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  • Thank You SO MUCH for your detailed explanation.
    – Mehdi
    Jan 21, 2022 at 17:25

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