Okay, so this turned out to be a twofold thing. One – I had a circular reference in my ColdSpring file. BeanA needed BeanB and BeanB needed BeanA. The problem was that even though I saw this and had tried to fix it, it wouldn’t solve the problem. I still kept getting the StackOverflowError showing. Then I happened across this post which basically had a thing about the circular references and that you should use a setter injection instead of constructor injection in order to fix the problem. I hadn’t thought of using setter injection for anything other than the things autowired by ModelGlue such as my services in my controllers or the beanfactory so this was a new way of thinking of it for me. The beauty of it though was that it worked! My code now compiled.
My thanks go out to Dan Wilson for getting me pointed in the right direction on the google group for Model-Glue!