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Spring Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach
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Spring addresses most aspects of Java/Java EE application development and offers simple solutions to them. By using Spring, you will be lead to use industry best practices to design and implement your applications. The releases of Spring 2.x have added many improvements and new features to the 1.x versions. Spring Recipes: A Problem–Solution Approach focuses on the latest Spring 2.5 features for building enterprise Java applications.

Spring Recipes covers Spring 2.5 from basic to advanced, including Spring IoC container, Spring AOP and AspectJ, Spring data access support, Spring transaction management, Spring Web and Portlet MVC, Spring testing support, Spring support for remoting, EJB, JMS, JMX, E–mail, scheduling, and scripting languages. This book also introduces several common Spring Portfolio projects that will bring significant value to your application development, including Spring Security, Spring Web Flow, and Spring Web Services.

The topics in this book are introduced by complete and real–world code examples that you can follow step by step. Instead of abstract descriptions on complex concepts, you will find live examples in this book. When you start a new project, you can consider copying the code and configuration files from this book, and then modifying them for your needs. This can save you a great deal of work over creating a project from scratch.

What you’ll learn

  • Installing the Spring framework and Spring IDE, using the Spring IoC container and the Spring application context.

  • Understanding AOP concepts, using classic and new Spring AOP, integrating Spring with AspectJ, and load–time weaving aspects.
  • Using Spring to simplify data access (with JDBC, Hibernate, and JPA) and manage transactions programmatically and declaratively.
  • Building web applications and portlets with Spring Web MVC and Portlet MVC, and integrating Spring with Struts, JSF, and DWR.
  • Understanding the unit testing and integration testing concepts, and Spring’s unit and integration testing support (on JUnit 3.8, JUnit 4, and TestNG).
  • Using Spring’s support for remoting technologies (RMI, Hessian, Burlap, and HTTP Invoker), EJB, JMS, JMX, E-mail, scheduling, and scripting languages.
  • Understanding security concepts (authentication, authorization, and access control), and securing web applications using Spring Security.
  • Managing complex web application page flows using Spring Web Flow, and integrating Spring Web Flow with JSF.
  • Exposing contract–last web services using XFire, and developing contract–first web services using Spring Web Services.

  • Who is this book for?

    This book is for Java developers who would like to gain hands–on experience rapidly on Java/Java EE development using the Spring framework. If you are already a developer using Spring in your projects, you can also use this book as a reference, and you’ll find the code examples very useful.

    You don’t need much Java EE experience to read this book. However, it assumes that you know the basics of object–oriented programming with Java (e.g., creating a class/interface, implementing an interface, extending a base class, running a main class, setting up your classpath, and so on). It also assumes you have basic knowledge on web and database concepts and know how to create dynamic web pages and query databases with SQL statements.

Customer Reviews:

  • complete and concise
    Congratulations to Gary. He has done what lots of authors tried and failed. This is at the moment the best spring 2.x book available. Well-structured, concise and complete. It builds up excellently and takes you from start to finish. What I enjoy the most about this book is that it shows the necessary steps for integrating spring with other high profile open source frameworks and concepts. It is not dry as a reference manual while doesn't try to be funny which is the trick used by some authors as filler....more info
  • Best Book on Spring 2.5
    This book may not give you much theory behind the Spring framework. But if you want up and running with Spring 2.5, this is probably the best book out there. The description and explanation are concise and to the point, with plenty of complete sample code. The coverage of the framework is very comprehensive. And it is the only book I can find at this time with a proper converge of Spring 2.5 features....more info
  • Very useful book for learning Spring 2.5
    I am a Java web developer for a few years. Spring Framework is new to me. I bought this book after reading others reviews. I found the best feature of this book is independent examples in each chapter. Spring has lots frameworks and what I need is web application pieces. The book allows me to pick what needs to read. It begins with a new example in a chapter. One main good thing about this book is that its Tip always reminders me of where to find required jars/soruce files from downloaded spring packages without mistakes, so that I would not get lost while following the examples.
    If you have some experience in web Java and want to learn Spring Framework, it is a good book I would recommand.

    Kathy...more info
  • The best book on Spring
    I started with Spring back in 2006 and used the Spring in Action book to get started, which was very good, but this book beats that experience hands down. Gary has done an outstanding job focusing on things that one really needs to know as he/she starts using Spring for serious development. And the explanations are strikingly clear which tells me Gary is a true master of the topic ("If you are not able to explain it in simple language, you probably don't know it well enough."). By far the best book on Spring. Thanks Gary.

    PS: I am referring to the Google Books version for getting started on my new project, but the real copy from Amazon is on its way :)....more info