Synopses & Reviews
Spring in Action 2E is an expanded, completely updated second edition of the best selling Spring in Action. Written by Craig Walls, one of Manning's best writers, this book covers the exciting new features of Spring 2.0, which was released in October 2006.
Spring is a lightweight container framework that represents an exciting way to build enterprise components with simple Java objects. By employing dependency injection and AOP, Spring encourages loosely coupled code and enables plain-old Java objects with capabilities that were previously reserved for EJBs. This book is a hands-on, example-driven exploration of the Spring Framework. Combining short code snippets and an ongoing example developed throughout the book, it shows readers how to build simple and efficient J2EE applications, how to solve persistence problems, handle asynchronous messaging, create and consume remote services, build web applications, and integrate with most popular web frameworks. Readers will learn how to use Spring to write simpler, easier to maintain code so they can focus on what really matters-- critical business needs.
Spring in Action, 2E is for Java developers who are looking for ways to build enterprise-grade applications based on simple Java objects, without resorting to more complex and invasive EJBs. Even hard-core EJB users will find this book valuable as Spring in Action, 2E will describe ways to use EJB components alongside Spring. Software architects will also find Spring in Action, 2E useful as they assess and apply lightweight techniques prescribed by Spring. and learn how Spring can be applied at the various layers of enterprise applications.
Spring Integration is a Java-based enterprise integration framework that provides a lightweight alternative to more traditional ESBs. By merging the "Enterprise Integration Patterns" outlined by Hohpe and Woolf (Addison Wesley, 2003) with the programming model of the Spring framework, Spring Integration is remarkably powerful and yet easy to use.
Spring Integration in Action is a hands-on guide to Spring-based messaging and integration. After addressing the core messaging patterns, the book turns to the adapters that enable integration with external systems. Readers will explore real-world enterprise integration scenarios using JMS, Web Services, file systems, and email. The book concludes with a practical guide to advanced topics such as concurrency, performance, system-management, and monitoring.
This completely updated edition covers the exciting new features of Spring 2.0. Combining short code snippets and an ongoing example, it shows readers how to build simple and efficient J2EE applications, how to solve persistence problems, and more.
Spring in Action, Third Edition has been completely revised to reflect the latest features, tools, practices Spring offers to java developers. It begins by introducing 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.
The revised Third Edition explores the core Spring Framework issues, as well as the latest updates to other Spring portfolio projects such as Spring WebFlow and Spring Security. The result is a book that's both broader and deeper than previous editions. You'll learn the full range of new features available with Spring 4, including:
- More annotation-oriented options to reduce the amount of XML configuration
- Full-featured support for REST
- A new Spring Expression Language (SpEL) that makes short work of wiring complex values.
- Examples that illustrate the current best practices developed in the Spring community.
This book assumes that you know your way around Java, but no previous experience with Spring is required.
About the Author
Sam Brannen is a co-founder of Swiftmind GmbH, a software consulting agency in Zurich, Switzerland. At Swiftmind, Sam helps international clients achieve best practices in agile software development, architecture, design, implementation, and testing of enterprise Java applications using the Spring Framework, OSGi, and a plethora of open source technologies. He is also an active core committer for the Spring Framework, the author of the Spring TestContext Framework, and was a member of the SpringSource dm Server development team.
Tareq Abedrabbo is a Senior Consultant and the founder of GoPragmatic. He works with the Telecom industry on various aspects of enterprise applications including architecture, web development, and data integration. He has been an enthusiastic and often early adopter of the Spring Framework and portfolio projects since 2004. He is currently a committer on the Spring Web Services project and more recently has been contributing to the Spring-WS Grails plugin.
Boris Burgstaller is a Senior Software Consultant and co-founder of Swiftmind GmbH, a software consulting agency. Boris began using the Spring Framework in 2004 and has worked on many enterprise Java and OSGi projects for finance, government, and industry. Most of his projects are based on the Spring Framework and other open source technologies.
Chris Beams is a Senior Software Engineer with SpringSource. Chris has trained and advised dozens of teams and hundreds of professional developers on the effective use of Spring-related technology, and has spoken on best practices with the Spring container at The Spring Experience, SpringOne and other international conferences.