I am new to tomcat and spring, so thanks in advance for being polite.
I will have to parse a fairly large XML file and store it in memory as a HashMap so other spring web apps have access to this class.
How would I go about doing this? Can this HashMap be treated as a DAO and I can ask other spring objects to ingest it in their app?
How can I force tomcat to load this HashMap during start time, so the file is populated and loaded only once?