Founded by SpringSource, the Spring Framework continues to be the leading and most adopted enterprise Java and Java EE application development framework. This book also covers what's new and available in Spring 3, specifically Java 6 annotations (support for declaring factory methods) and generics, support for Java EE 6 features like Java Persistence API (JPA 2), JavaServer Faces (JSF 2) support, REST in Spring MVC, possible unified Expression Language (EL) (as already seen in Spring Web Flow), OXM support in Spring Web Services, the SpringSecurity framework (formerly Acegi), and much more. Learn the approaches that really matter in a professional, enterprise level environment, so you can apply them to your projects today, safe in the knowledge that they just work. What you'll learn * Discover what's new and available in Spring 3. * See how to use Spring's Inversion of Control (IoC). * Explore Spring's excellent aspect oriented programming (AOP) support. * Find out how to use Spring's dynamic scripting language features, Spring design patterns, and performance tuning in Spring applications. * Learn what really works in real world Spring development.
* Understand Spring's new support for the Java EE 6 JPA (Java Persistence API) 2, in addition to already existing support for JDBC, Hibernate, iBatis, and much more. * Master Spring's well designed MVC framework that now includes RESTful features. * Use the now fully integrated SpringSecurity framework, formerly Acegi. Who this book is for This book is for Java EE programmers interested in using Spring 3 Framework to build enterprise Java based applications from tier to tier. The book will give beginners all the information they need to start using Spring as well as giving all the technical details to make full use of Spring.
Jan Machacek is a chief software architect at Cake Solutions Limited (www.CakeSolutions.net), 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.