Fast Track to Spring Framework 3.x and Spring Framework MVC/REST Training

We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

Course Description

This 5 day course is current with Spring 3.2, as well as earlier versions. It includes complete coverage of the annotation based approach to configuration, as well as coverage of the traditional XML - based configuration that can still play an important role in existing and new projects. Spring is a lightweight Java framework for building enterprise applications. Its Core module allows you to manage the lifecycle of your objects and the dependencies between them via configuration metadata (either XML or annotations) and Dependency Injection / Inversion of Control. Its advanced capabilities provide support for persistence frameworks like Hibernate (DAO and ORM modules), Aspect - Oriented Programming (AOP module), and integration with Java EE Web technologies, security, transactions, and more. This course is current with Spring 3.2, as well as earlier versions. The course includes integration of Spring with Java EE Web applications, and an introduction to Spring's Web MVC. Spring MVC is a Web framework base d on the powerful Model - View - Controller pattern, and the introduction covers the basics of Spring MVC, and how it supports organizing your Web applications in a highly structured, loosely coupled manner. The course now includes an introduction to REST (Representational state transfer) principles, and how to use Spring MVC to build RESTful services.
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)


A good working knowledge of basic Java programming, interfaces, and JDBC.

Course Outline


1. Introduction to Spring
The Challenge of Enterprise
Shortcomings of Java/Java EE
What is Spring?
The Spring Modules
The Spring Distribution
Spring Introduction
Managing Beans
A Basic Spring Application
Configuration Metadata
Declaring Beans
The Spring Container
Why Bother?
Dependencies and Dependency Injection
Dependencies between Objects
Dependency Inversion Principle
Advantages of Dependency Injection
Dependency Injection Reduces Coupling

2. More about Bean Properties
Working with Properties
Using Value Based Properties
Property Conversions
Constructor Injection
Constructor Argument
Collection Valued Properties
Configuring and
Configuring Collection of Bean
Map Valued Properties
Additional Capabilities
Factory methods, Bean Aliases,
Definition Inheritance

3. The Spring Container and API
Application Context
Resource Access – Overview,
Bean Scope and Lifecycle
Annotation Driven Configuration
Enabling Spring Annotations
Complete Declarations Using
XML Config for Annotations and
Lifecycle Annotations
Java - based Configurations
Dependencies Between Configuration
Classpath Scanning
Other @Bean Capabilities
Maven and Spring
How We will work with Maven
Eclipse/Maven Integrations

4. Database Access with Spring
Overview of Spring database support
Configuring a DataSource
Using Spring with Hibernate
SessionFactory configuration
Using Contextual Sessions
Using Spring with JPA
JEE: Obtaining an EntityManager from
Extended Persistence Context

5. Transactions
Intro to Spring Transaction Management
JTA Transaction Manager
Spring Transactional Scope
Using Spring Transactions
Transaction Attributes for Propagation
Rolling Back and Exceptions
Spring's Load - Time Weaving

6. Web Applications with Spring MVC
Integrating Spring with Java EE Web
Apps, ContextLoaderListener,
Spring Web MVC Overview,
Capabilities, Architecture
Spring MVC Basics
DispatcherServlet, Configuration, MVC
Returning Model Data
The JSP Pages
Forms and Command Objects
A JavaBean Command Class

7. Spring Security Overview
Overview - Capabilities,
Introduction to Spring Security
HTTP Security
Method Security
Annotation - Based Security
Expression - Based Access
Authentication Providers

8. RESTful Services with Spring
REST Overview
Characteristics and Capabilities
URI Templates
REST and Spring MVC
Spring support for REST
Writing RESTful Controllers
Returning XML and JSON data
Client - side Access to RESTful
Client Requirements and RestTemplate
Using RestTemplate
Accessing Header Info
Common REST Patterns

9. Aspect Oriented Programming
(AOP) (optional)
Overview of AOP
Introduction to Spring AOP
Pointcut Expressions and Advice
XML Based AOP Support
Defining Aspects Using XML
Spring Proxies and Direct
Is AOP Worth It?
Other AOP Capabilities and


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Slow Start Up Times:
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