Spring: A Developer's Notebook [NOOK Book]

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Since development first began on Spring in 2003, there's been a constant buzz about it in Java development publications and corporate IT departments. The reason is clear: Spring is a lightweight Java framework in a world of complex heavyweight architectures that take forever to implement. Spring is like a breath of fresh air to overworked developers.
In Spring, you can make an object secure, remote, or transactional, with a couple of lines of configuration instead of embedded ...
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Spring: A Developer's Notebook

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Overview

Since development first began on Spring in 2003, there's been a constant buzz about it in Java development publications and corporate IT departments. The reason is clear: Spring is a lightweight Java framework in a world of complex heavyweight architectures that take forever to implement. Spring is like a breath of fresh air to overworked developers.
In Spring, you can make an object secure, remote, or transactional, with a couple of lines of configuration instead of embedded code. The resulting application is simple and clean. In Spring, you can work less and go home early, because you can strip away a whole lot of the redundant code that you tend to see in most J2EE applications. You won't be nearly as burdened with meaningless detail. In Spring, you can change your mind without the consequences bleeding through your entire application. You'll adapt much more quickly than you ever could before.
Spring: A Developer's Notebook offers a quick dive into the new Spring framework, designed to let you get hands-on as quickly as you like. If you don't want to bother with a lot of theory, this book is definitely for you. You'll work through one example after another. Along the way, you'll discover the energy and promise of the Spring framework.
This practical guide features ten code-intensive labs that'll rapidly get you up to speed. You'll learn how to do the following, and more:
install the Spring Framework
set up the development environment
use Spring with other open source Java tools such as Tomcat, Struts, and Hibernate
master AOP and transactions
utilize ORM solutions
As with all titles in the Developer's Notebook series, this no-nonsense book skips all the boring prose and cuts right to the chase. It's an approach that forces you to get your hands dirty by working through one instructional example after another-examples that speak to you instead of at you.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596553098
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/10/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2006

    Very poorly written

    This is an obvious example of 'rush to print'. The author gives more information about kayaking than he does on Spring. The examples cannot be built from the information in the book. The build script in the book is incomplete and the code examples are more often then not left in a state which will not even compile. By chapter three you will either start searching the web for tutorials or be on the way to the store to by another book. Avoid this at all costs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2005

    A book to avoid

    The authors use Mac and the structure of the samples, the dependencies are not structured very well and required you do a lot of work just to compile the examples. You will have to modify the build.xml files. The project files for InteiJ IDEA are included, however, the project type is wrong, they are defines as plan Java project not WEB project There are many typo in the book, see web page for errata. One other thing about the developer's notebook, the samples that you download from the web site are listed Spring-Chap2-lab1, Spring-Chap2-lab2, however, there is no way to relate the labs to what you read in the book. In addition there are spurious files in many of the projects. This book should be avoided.

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