Introduction to Spring 5, Spring Boot, and Spring REST (2021) Training in Rochester

Enroll in or hire us to teach our Introduction to Spring 5, Spring Boot, and Spring REST (2021) class in Rochester, New York by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, Introduction to Spring 5, Spring Boot, and Spring REST (2021) may be offered either onsite or via instructor led virtual training. Consider looking at our public training schedule to see if it is scheduled: Public Training Classes
Provided there are enough attendees, Introduction to Spring 5, Spring Boot, and Spring REST (2021) may be taught at one of our local training facilities.
Rochester Upcoming Instructor Led Online and Public Introduction to Spring 5, Spring Boot, and Spring REST (2021) classes
Introduction to Spring 5, Spring Boot, and Spring REST (2021) Training/Class 17 October, 2022 - 21 October, 2022 $2250
HSG Training Center
Rochester, New York
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We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

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.

This course has been completely revised to utilize Spring Boot's easy configuration and auto-configuration wherever possible. "Classic" Spring configuration (usually more verbose and complicated) is optionally covered in abbreviated form.

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: $2250 (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
Spring Boot Quickstart
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
Session 3:  Spring Boot Overview
Spring Boot Overview
Spring POMs with Boot Parents
Spring Boot Starters
SpringApplication – Apps With main()
CommandLineRunner and ApplicationRunner
Working with Properties
Boot Property Files
Using Application Properties
Customizing Behavior with Boot Properties
Session 4:  Spring Testing
Testing and JUnit 5 Overview
Writing Tests - Test Classes, asserts, Naming Conventions
Running Tests - IDE, maven, ...
Test Fixtures - setup and teardown
Spring TestContext Framework
Running Tests
Session 5:  Database Access with Spring/Boot
Overview of Spring/Boot database support
DataSources, Boot Auto-Configuration, and Custom Configuration
Boot - Embedded Database
Using Spring/Boot with JPA
Spring Boot Auto-Configuration and Scanning
Customizing the Configuration
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
[Optional] Configuration Without Boot
Managing the EntityManager (EM)
LocalContainerEntityManagerFactoryBean and Container-managed EMs
JEE and JNDI Lookup of the EM
Configuration and Vendor Adaptors
Session 6:  Spring Transaction (TX) Management
Declarative TX Management (REQUIRED, etc.)
TX Scope and Propagation
Configuration and Boot Auto-Configuration
Pointcut-based Configuration of Transactions
Session 7: RESTful Services with Spring
REST Overview and Principles
DispatcherServlet - Boot Auto-Config and Customization
Requests and Responses - GET, POST, PUT, DELETE
Spring's REST API
Spring support for REST
@RequestMapping/@PathVariable, @RequestBody, @ResponseBody
URI Templates and @PathVariable
Controllers with @RestController
Ajax Overview
Session 8: Working with JSON and XML
Generating JSON
JSON Overview
JSON Representations for Resources
Message Converters
[Optional] 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 Configuration and Customization
Logging and its Configuration
Other Configuration/li>
Session 12: Spring Boot Web/Security
Spring Boot Web
Boot's Embedded Servers
Classic Spring MVC Configuration
Spring Boot Security
Spring Boot Data REST
Session 13:  Additional Spring/Boot Features
Updates to Spring Core
WebFlux / Reactive Web Framework
Boot Actuator

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