Spring in Action

Third edition of this title is available in print.  |  Fourth edition of this title is available in MEAP.

Craig Walls and Ryan Breidenbach

2005 | 472 pages
ISBN: 1932394354

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Spring is a fresh breeze blowing over the Java landscape. Based on a design principle called Inversion of Control, Spring is a powerful but lightweight J2EE framework that does not require the use of EJBs. Spring greatly reduces the complexity of using interfaces, and speeds and simplifies your application development. You get the power and robust features of EJB and get to keep the simplicity of the non-enterprise JavaBean.

Spring in Action introduces you to the ideas behind Spring and then quickly launches into a hands-on exploration of the framework. Combining short code snippets and an ongoing example developed throughout the book, it shows you how to build simple and efficient J2EE applications. You will see how to solve persistence problems using the leading open-source tools, and also how to integrate your application with the most popular web frameworks. You will learn how to use Spring to manage the bulk of your infrastructure code so you can focus on what really matters — your critical business needs.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Craig Walls is a software developer with over 10 years' experience and co-author of XDoclet in Action. He has sucessfully implemented a number of Spring applications. Craig lives in Denton, Texas. An avid supporter of open source Java technologies, Ryan Breidenbach has been developing Java web applications for the past five years. He lives in Coppell, Texas.

WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING

"This is one of those rare books that connect a tutorial for using a certain software product with a plethora of ideas on good software design and design patterns. I enjoyed this book very much..."
-- Computing Reviews

"Truly a great resource... The book clearly defines the power that Spring brings to enterprise programmers and how Spring abstracts away many of the tougher J2EE services that most serious applications use.

The book has been through a rigorous early access program, so thankfully grammar and code errors are all but non-existent. To me, there is nothing worse than trying to learn a new technology from a poorly written and edited technical book. Thankfully, Craig, Ryan, and the Manning team have paid attention to detail and produced a book that I highly recommend."
-- JavaLobby.org

"While Spring's reference documentation is high quality, this book makes learning Spring much more enjoyable. The book injects a fair amount of humor that keeps it entertaining. If you want to learn Spring, you can't go wrong with this offering."
-- Bill Siggelkow's Weblog (Author of Jakarta Struts Cookbook)

"A complete reference manual that covers nearly every aspect of Spring. This doesn't mean it is complicated: every explanation is clear and there are a lot of code examples. ...[it] explains clearly what "Inversion of Control" and AOP mean and how Spring makes them possible. ...how you can write services and Daos, and how you can simply implement transaction management and service remoting. ...the third part talks about the Web layer covering Spring MVC as well as other technologies and frameworks. ...Overall an excellent resource for any developer interested in using Spring in his project."
-- Java User Group Milano

"Covers all the bases with extensive examples and explicit instructions...a superbly organized and fluently written instruction and reference manual."
-- Internet Bookwatch

"...easy to read...and has just enough humor mixed in..."
-- Books-On-Line