Spring in Action, Second Edition
Craig Walls with Ryan Breidenbach
  • August 2007
  • ISBN 9781933988139
  • 768 pages

"5/5 stars...great instructive book."

Pedot Nicola, Java User Group Trento

In this second edition, Spring in Action has been completely updated to cover the exciting new features of Spring 2.0. The book begins by introducing you to the core concepts of 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, handle asynchronous messaging, create and consume remote services, build web applications, and integrate with most popular web frameworks. You will learn how to use Spring to write simpler, easier to maintain code so that you can focus on what really matters — your critical business needs.

About the Technology

Spring is a fresh breeze blowing over the Java landscape. Based on the principles of dependency injection, interface-oriented design, and aspect-oriented programming, Spring combines enterprise application power with the simplicity of plain-old Java objects (POJOs).

About the authors

Craig Walls is a software developer with over 12 years' experience and coauthor of XDoclet in Action. He is a zealous promoter of the Spring Framework, speaking frequently at local user groups and conferences and writing about Spring on his blog. When he's not slinging code, Craig spends as much time as he can with his wife, two daughters, 7 birds, 4 dogs, 2 cats, and an ever-fluctuating number of tropical fish. Craig lives in Denton, Texas.

An avid supporter of open source Java technologies, Ryan Breidenbach has developed Java web applications for the past seven years. He lives in Coppell, Texas.


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