In Struts one can create a class that implements org.apache.struts.action.PlugIn and define that class in in the struts-config.xml file with the <plug-in> tag. Doing so will cause that classes init() metod will be executed when the application starts up.
I'm building an app using Spring MVC and I would like to have something similiar to the above. Basically I want some code to run when the web app starts up.
I'm new to spring and would appreciate some suggestions.