Spring Roo in Action

Ken Rimple and Srini Penchikala
Foreword by Ben Alex

April 2012 | 408 pages | B&W
ISBN: 9781935182962

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Spring Roo in Action is a unique book that teaches you how to code Java in Roo, with a particular focus on Spring-based applications. Through hands-on examples, you'll learn how Roo creates well-formed application structures and supports best practices and tools. Plus, you'll get a quick-and-dirty guide to setting up Roo effectively in your environment.


Roo is a lightweight Java console shell that simplifies compile-time tasks. It improves productivity by enforcing correct coding practices and patterns and integrates with mainstream Java technologies, including ActiveMQ, GWT, JPA, and OSGi. And, when you finish coding, it gets out of the way so there's no runtime impact.


Spring Roo in Action teaches you to code Java more efficiently using Roo. With the help of many examples, it shows you how to build application components from the database layer to the user interface. The book takes a test-first approach and points out how Roo can help automate many of the mundane details of coding Java apps. Along the way, you'll address important topics like security, messaging, and cloud computing.

This book is for Java developers who want to get more productive by using Roo.



Ken Rimple is a veteran Java developer, trainer, mentor, and head of Chariot's Education Services team, a VMWare training partner. He lives in the Philadelphia area. Srini Penchikala is a security architect with over 16 years of experience in software design and development. He lives in Austin, Texas.


“If Spring Roo is a beginner's portal into the world of Spring, then this book is your wormhole. If only I could give this must-have handbook a 5.01 rating!”
Adrian Png, Software Developer

“I would recommend Spring Roo In Action to my fellow Java developers who are looking for the next revolution in enterprise java development. Spring Roo is not just another framework to be used, but as the authors explain and demonstrate so well, Spring Roo is giant step forward in Java web application development.”
Michael Piscatello, Senior Application Architect