This question is about manageability of the applicationContext.xml file.
As new business objects and DAOs are added into the architecture this file is going to grow large. Hence, is there a way by which this file can be somehow "modularized" (like struts-config.xml)?
Also, when there is a team working on the project. This file is going to be updated by all. This modularization will help solve the issue of everyone trying to modify the same file.