Pro Spring

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Apress, Jan 31, 2005 - Computers - 832 pages
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Spring—the open source Java–based framework—allows you to build lighter, better performing applications. Written by Spring insiders Rob Harrop and Jan Machacek, Pro Spring is the only book endorsed by Rod Johnson, founder of the Spring Framework. At over 800 pages, this is by far the most comprehensive book available and thoroughly explores the power of Spring. You’ll learn Spring basics and core topics, as well as share the authors’ insights and real–world experience with remoting, mail integration, hibernate, and EJB.

From the foreword: “Rob's enthusiasm for Spring—and technology in general—is infectious. He has a wide range of industry experience and a refreshingly practical, common sense approach to applying it. All those qualities come out in this book. It’s evident on nearly every page that it reflects in–depth experience with Spring and J2EE as a whole. Rob is not only an author and open source developer—he is an application developer, like his readers. I firmly believe that the best writing on software development comes out of experience in the trenches, so this is my kind of book.

If you’re new to Spring, this book will help you understand its core concepts and the background in areas such as transaction management and O/R mapping that underpins them. If you’re already using Spring, you will learn about features you haven’t yet seen and hopefully, gain a deeper understanding of those features youre already using.”

—Rod Johnson, Founder of the Spring Framework


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User Review  - Jason Shao - Goodreads

Good intro to Spring and lots of OO design and modern practices thrown in to boot. Read full review

Review: Pro Spring

User Review  - Goodreads

Good intro to Spring and lots of OO design and modern practices thrown in to boot. Read full review


Introducing Spring
Getting Started
The Sample Application
Introducing Inversion of Control
Beyond the Basics
Introducing Spring AOP
More on Spring AOP
Spring JDBC Support
Job Scheduling with Spring
Mail Support in Spring
Using Spring Remoting
Web Applications with Spring MVC
Beyond JSP
Spring and Struts
Testing with Spring
The Spring Rich Project

Using Hibernate in Spring Applications
iBATIS Integration
Designing and Implementing SpringBased Applications
Transaction Management
Spring and J2EE
Spring IDE
The Future of Spring

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About the author (2005)

Rob Harrop is a software consultant specializing in delivering high-performance, highly-scalable enterprise applications. He is an experienced architect with a particular flair for understanding and solving complex design issues. With a thorough knowledge of both Java and .NET, Harrop has successfully deployed projects across both platforms. He also has extensive experience across a variety of sectors, retail and government in particular.

Harrop is the author of five books, including Pro Spring, a widely-acclaimed, comprehensive resource on the Spring Framework.

Harrop has been a core developer of the Spring Framework since June 2004 and leads the JMX and AOP efforts. He co-founded U.K.-based software company, Cake Solutions, in May 2001, having spent the previous two years working as lead developer for a successful dotcom start-up. Rob is a member of the JCP and is involved in the JSR-255 Expert Group for JMX 2.0.

Jan Machacek is a chief software architect at Cake Solutions Limited (, a U.K.-based software company. He has been an early adopter of Spring at Cake Solutions and has seen the dramatic change the Spring framework has brought to the Java world. As part of his job, Jan designs and oversees the development of majority of Cake's projects. Where appropriate, Jan also applies his interest in declarative programming and artificial intelligence. Throughout his programming career, Jan has designed and implemented large J2EE and .NET systems for the U.K. government and large private sector bodies. When not programming, Jan enjoys foreign languages; he also enters races and time trials as a member of the Manchester Wheelers' cycling club.

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