Introduction to Spring 5, Spring Boot, and Spring REST Training

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Course Description


Spring 5 provides an evolutionary advance of Spring’s powerful capabilities. This course introduces the many Spring Core capabilities, as well as providing guidelines on when and how to use them. It also goes into considerable depth on Spring Boot for dependency management and auto-configuration, as well as Spring REST for creating RESTful resources.

The course starts with in-depth coverage of Spring’s Core module to reduce coupling and increase the flexibility, ease of maintenance, and testing of your applications. It goes on to cover many of the most important capabilities of Spring, including easing configuration with Spring Boot, integrating JPA persistence layers with Spring and Spring Data, and using Spring’s declarative transaction capabilities.

The course includes a solid introduction to Spring REST, and coverage of building RESTful resources. It also covers many of the details of Spring Boot, including how to create Boot-based POMs (maven) for simplified dependency management, customizing Boot behavior, and understanding/managing Boot’s auto-configuration.

This course is hands on with labs to reinforce all the important concepts. It will enable you to build working Spring applications and give you an understanding of the important concepts and technology in a very short time.

Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)


Working knowledge of Java programming, including use of inheritance, interfaces, and exceptions.

Course Outline

Session 1:  Introduction to Spring
Overview of Spring Technology
Motivation for Spring, Spring Architecture
The Spring Framework
maven and Spring
Spring Introduction
Declaring and Managing Beans
ApplicationContexts - The Spring Container
XML and @Component/@Named Config
Dependencies and Dependency Injection (DI)
Examining Dependencies
Dependency Inversion / Dependency Injection (DI)
DI in Spring - XML and @Autowired
Session 2:  Configuration in Depth
Java Based Configuration (@Configuration)
Overview, @Configuration, @Bean
Dependency Injection
Resolving Dependencies
Integrating Configuration Types
XML and @Component Pros/Cons
@Configuration Pros/Cons
Choosing a Configuration Style
Integrating with @Import and <import>
Bean Scope and Lifecycle
Singleton, Prototype, and Other Scopes
Configuring Scope
Bean Lifecycle / Callbacks
Externalizing Properties
Properties Files
@PropertySource, property-placeholder
Using @Value
Overview and Configuration
Activating Profiles
Session 3:  Spring Boot Overview
Spring Boot Structure
Spring POMs with Boot Parents
Spring Boot Starters
Other Capabilities
Session 4:  Spring Testing
Testing and JUnit Overview
Writing Tests - Test Classes, asserts, Naming Conventions
Running Tests - IDE, maven, ...
Test Fixtures - setup and teardown
Spring TestContext Framework
Running Tests
Session 5:  Spring and Spring Data with JPA
Overview of Spring database support
Configuring a DataSource
Using Spring with JPA
Managing the EntityManager (EM)
LocalContainerEntityManagerFactoryBean and Container-managed EMs
JEE and JNDI Lookup of the EM
Configuration and Vendor Adaptors
Creating a JPA Repository/DAO Bean - @PersistenceUnit, @PersistenceContext
Spring Data Overview
Overview and Architecture
Configuring Spring Data
Repositories and JPA Repositories
Using CrudRepository
Using Spring Data
Naming Conventions for Querying
Creating more Complex Queries
Query Configuration
Session 6:  Spring Transaction (TX) Management Overview
Declarative TX Management (REQUIRED, etc.)
TX Scope and Propagation
Pointcut-based Configuration of Transactions
Session 7: RESTful Services with Spring
REST Overview and Principles
REST and Spring MVC
Spring support for REST
@RequestMapping/@PathVariable, @RequestBody, @ResponseBody
URI Templates and @PathVariable
Controllers with @RestController
Requests and Responses
Ajax Overview
Session 8: Working with JSON and XML
Generating JSON
JSON Overview
JSON Representations for Resources
Message Converters
Generating XML
JAXB and Jackson Message Converters for XML
JAXB / @XmlRootElement
Content Negotiation
Session 9: Java Clients for RESTful Services
Client Requirements and Spring's RestTemplate
getForObject() / getForEntity()
Other RestTemplate Methods
Accessing Headers / exchange()
Session 10: Common REST Patterns
GET: Read
POST: Create
PUT: Update
DELETE: Delete
Programming on server side, and client side (with RestTemplate)
Session 11:  Boot and its Configuration/Customization
SpringBootApplication / CommandLineRunner / ApplicationRunner
Working with Properties - YAML and .properties
Logging and its Configuration
Spring TestContext Framework
Auto-configuration and Customization
Session 12: Boot Database Support
Overview and JDBC Support
JPA Support
Session 13: Spring Boot Web/Security
Spring Boot Web
Spring Boot Security
Spring Boot Data REST
Session 14:  Additional Spring 5 Features
Updates to Spring Core
WebFlux / Reactive Web Framework

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