Spring Beginners to Professionals

Spring Beginners to Professionals – Introduction

Introduction Dear Readers, upon lot of requests, I have decided to write this new series of posts. This is the first look of a book which I am writing and I would like to share my knowledge and understanding of Spring Framework and its hacks.  This series will be available under the J2EE category under the heading "Spring Beginners to Professionals". As of the time of writing this book and series, the GA version of Spring was 4.2.5, for the new versions few things might vary but more or less concepts and usages will be similar. This is a series and it would make a lot of sense if read i...
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Details of Aspect Oriented Programming

Introduction This is a series and it would make a lot of sense if read in a sequence. You can find all the posts under the heading "Spring Beginners to Professionals". This is the second post of the series. Before diving into the Spring Framework, I would like to explain few generic concepts which are used all around Spring and a good understanding of these concepts can make our learning process smoother. The First one is Aspect Oriented Programming. This post is dedicated for understanding the concepts of Aspect Oriented Programming, primarily from the standpoint of Spring Framework. Asp...
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Understanding Annotations in Spring

Introduction This is a series and it would make a lot of sense if read in a sequence. You can find all the posts under the heading "Spring Beginners to Professionals". This is the third post of the series. The next important concept is Annotations. Recent versions of Spring Framework shifted to annotation based programming. Prior to version 3.0 majority of Spring configuration was done using XMLs. This post is dedicated for understanding Annotations so that we can have a better understanding of Spring Framework. Basics of Annotations An annotation is a form of syntactic metadata that can...
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Understanding the Inversion of Control

Introduction This is a series and it would make a lot of sense if read in a sequence. You can find all the posts under the heading "Spring Beginners to Professionals". This is the fourth post of the series. The next important concept is Inversion of Control. In fact, Inversion of Control is the heart of Spring Framework. You might also have heard the short form which is IoC. This post is dedicated for understanding the Inversion of Control in detail. Inversion of Control The one core concept which is not optional in Spring is the “Inversion of Control”. Spring and many similar frameworks...
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What is Spring Framework?

Introduction This is a series and it would make a lot of sense if read in a sequence. You can find all the posts under the heading "Spring Beginners to Professionals". This is the fifth post of the series. Alright! Let us try and answer the very famous question "What is Spring Framework?". What is Spring Framework? Spring Framework is a beautiful Implementation of Several Design Patterns presented in an abstracted way to an application developer. It is a light weight application development framework written in Java and suitable for Java based applications. A framework defines an abstrac...
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Setting up Development Environment for Spring

Introduction This is a series and it would make a lot of sense if read in a sequence. You can find all the posts under the heading "Spring Beginners to Professionals". This is the sixth post of the series. As I promised, in this post we will learn how to setup the development environment for Spring development. As we will start writing some code snippets and talk about components of Spring, I would suggest you to take some time and setup your development environment and get ready for some action. Experience developers can skip this pose in case they already have the development environm...
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Concept of Beans in Spring

Introduction This is a series and it would make a lot of sense if read in a sequence. You can find all the posts under the heading "Spring Beginners to Professionals". This is the seventh post of the series. This post is dedicated for briefly introducing the concept of beans in Spring and related component to you. This is intentionally put here so that when I refer them in some detailed discussion, you will find it easy to co-relate. Of course we will discuss these components in length and breadth once again, as we move forward. Concept of Beans in Spring Beans in Spring adhere to the stand...
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