Follow this Spring configuration recipe for integrating BoneCP into your application. This is an example of how to fetch a JDBC connection directly for use via Spring (i.e. dealing with the datasource yourself).

Application Context

<!-- BoneCP configuration -->
<bean id="mainDataSource" class="com.jolbox.bonecp.BoneCPDataSource" destroy-method="close">
   <property name="driverClass" value="com.mysql.jdbc.Driver" />
   <property name="jdbcUrl" value="jdbc:mysql://" />
   <property name="username" value="root"/>
   <property name="password" value="abcdefgh"/>
   <property name="idleConnectionTestPeriod" value="60"/>
   <property name="idleMaxAge" value="240"/>
   <property name="maxConnectionsPerPartition" value="30"/>
   <property name="minConnectionsPerPartition" value="10"/>
   <property name="partitionCount" value="3"/>
   <property name="acquireIncrement" value="5"/>
   <property name="statementsCacheSize" value="100"/>
   <property name="releaseHelperThreads" value="3"/>


Make sure you define the class below (either via explicit listing of the class name or via <component-scan>.
public class Foo {
DataSource ds;
 public void testBoneCP() throws SQLException {
    Connection connection = ds.getConnection();
    System.out.println(connection); // do something with the connection here..