We have several timer objects (Quartz) in the application context among other object for database access. A user can modify schedule times of these timer objects via a web application (applicationContext.xml).
I am not sure, how to do this exactly. If I code a file scanner which reloads the application context if the user has made modifications via the web application, what are the implications, Does spring only reloads beans which have changed? Do I loose all beans? Does it help, if I just reload time objects in a separate application context (xml file).