Fast Track to Spring 3 and Spring MVC / Web Flow Training

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Course Description

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 JDBC and persistence frameworks like Hibernate (DAO and ORM modules), Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP module), integration with Java Web technologies (MVC and Web Flow), security, transactions, and more. This course is a new course based on the Spring 3 release. It includes complete coverage of the annotation based approach to configuration and the use of Java-5 capabilities that was first introduced in Spring 2.x, and which has been greatly enhanced in Spring 3. It also provides coverage of the traditional XML-based configuration that can still play an important role in existing and new projects. The course starts with the basics of Spring and in-depth coverage on using the powerful capabilities of the Core module to reduce coupling, and increase the flexibility, ease of maintenance, and testing of your applications. It goes on to cover all the important capabilities of Spring 3, including using Spring to simplify the creation of a persistence layer with JDBC and/or persistence frameworks like Hibernate and JPA. It includes coverage of advanced capabilities such as using Spring's Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) to program cross-cutting concerns such as transactions and security. This includes an introduction to Spring Security v3, its architecture, and how to use it to secure both Web application requests and bean invocations The course includes integration of Spring with Java EE Web applications, an introduction to Spring's Web MVC, and thorough coverage of Spring Web Flow 2 (which is still the latest version available). Spring MVC is a Web framework based 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. Spring Web Flow 2 is a Spring framework for defining user interface flow in a Web application. The course includes thorough coverage of Web Flow, including an overview of its capabilities and architecture, defining flows, flow variables and actions, the Unified EL, and flow programming. Note that Spring Web Flow 3, which will use annotation-based configuration, is still in a very early development stage.
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)


A good working knowledge of basic Java.

Course Outline

Session 1:  
Overview of Spring Technology
Shortcomings of Java EE, Spring Architecture
Spring Introduction
Managing Beans, The Spring Container, IoC, DI
Configuration Metadata - XML, @Component, Auto-Detecting Beans
Dependencies and Dependency Injection (DI)
Dependency Inversion, Dependency Injection (DI) in Spring, DI Configuration - XML, @Resource
Session 2:  
More about Bean Properties
Working with Properties
Configuring Value Properties, Property Conversions, Setter / Constructor Injection
Spring Expression Language for Configuration
Collection Valued Properties
Configuring and using lists, sets, etc.
Additional Capabilities
Factory Methods, Bean Aliases, Definition Inheritance (Parent Beans)
Session 3:  
The Spring Container and API
ClassPathXmlApplicationContext, FileSystemXmlApplicationContext, Constructors, Usage
Resource Access - Overview, Resource Implementations
Overview, JSR-303
Declarative Validation, @NotNull, @Size, @Min, etc
Configuration, Injection
Bean Scope and Lifecycle
Bean Scope Defined, Configuring, Inner Beans, Bean Creation Lifecycle, Lifecycle Callbacks, BeanPostProcessor, Event Handling
Defining and Using Resource Bundles, Localization/I18N
Annotation Driven Configuration
Stereotypes: @Component, @Service, @Controller, @Repository
Java EE 5 Annotation Support
Defining Custom Annotations
@Autowired on setters, constructures, methods, fields
Injecting resources like ApplicationContext
Fine tuning with @Qualifier
Java Based Bean Metadata (JavaConfig)
Overview - code-centric Configuration
@Confguration, @Bean, and @Value
Importing and @Import
Autowiring in Configuration Classes
Mixing XML Configuraiton and @Configuration
XML vs Annotation Based Configuration
Other Capabilities
SpEL - Spring Expression LanguageValidation
Session 4:  Database Access with Spring
Issues with JDBC / Typical JDBC Flow
Introduction to Spring DAO Support
Spring Database API, (Simple)JdbcTemplate,  (Simple)JdbcDaoSupport, DataSources,
Working With and Configuring, <list>, <set>, With Bean Refs, <map>, <props>
Queries and Inserts
RowMapper, ParameterizedRowMapper, Passing Arguments, queryForObject, query, update
Additional API Capabilities
Additional query methods, Passing Type Arguments, queryForList, FetchSize, MaxRows
Using Spring with Hibernate
Overview of Template Approach, SessionFactory configuration
Using Contextual Sessions
Using Spring with JPA
LocalEntityManagerFactoryBean, LocalContainerEntityManagerFactoryBean, JNDI, PersistenceUnitManager
DAO Support - @PersistenceUnit, @PersistenceContext
Session 5:  
Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP)
Overview of AOP
AOP Basics, Aspect, Joinpoint, Advice, Pointcut
Introduction to Spring AOP
Capabilities, Configuration (Annotation Based and XML), Weaving, Joinpoints
Using Aspects
Defining Advice, Configuring Pointcuts, Targets and Proxies
XML Configuration with <aop:>
AspectJ Pointcuts, Autoproxies
Using @AspectJ Annotations
@AspectJ Annotations, Declaring Advice
Session 6:  
Spring Transaction (TX) Management
Intro to Spring Transaction Management
Overview, Component TX Model, TX Propagation, Declarative Transactions, TransactionManagers
Using Spring Transactions
Annotation Configured Transactions
@Transactional and its settings
XML Configured Transactions
new <tx:*> elements, Configuring tx:advice, and tx:attributes
Defining the TX advisor
Session 7:  
Introduction to Spring Web Integration and Spring MVC
Integrating Spring with Java EE Web Apps, ContextLoaderListener, WebApplicationContext
Spring Web MVC Overview, Capabilities, Architecture
Spring MVC Basics
DispatcherServlet, Configuration, mvc Namespace
Controllers, @Controller, Handler Methods
@RequestParam and Parameter Binding
View Resolvers
Writing Controllers, @Controller, @RequestMapping, @RequestParam, @PathVariable
Forms and Binding, Spring Form Tags, @ModelAttribute
Session Attributes, @SessionAttributes
Session 8:
Overview of Spring Security
Overview - Capabilities, Architecture
Introduction to Spring Security
HTTP Security
Method Security
Annotation-Based Security
Expression-Based Access Control
Authentication Providers
Session 9:
Introduction to Spring Web Flow 2
Overview - Need for Flow, Capabilities, Architecture
Defining Flows
XML Flow Definition Language
Flows, States, and Transitions
Accesing Flows in Web Pages
Exiting Flows - flowRedirect and externalRedirect
Configuring Web Flow - Flow Executor, Flow Registry, Integration with Spring MVC
Working with Data - Flow Instance Variables, Flow Inputs
View Pages and Model Binding
Flow Actions - evaluate, set, and render
Session 10:  
More on Spring Web Flow 2
Using the Spring Expression Language (SpEL) with Web Flow
Syntax and Expressions
Implicit Objects
Flow Control
Using Data Scopes - Request, Flash, View, Flow, Conversation, and Session Scope
Flow Language Elements
More on States, Actions, and Other Elements
Routing with action-state and decision-state
Session 11:  
Programming with Spring Web Flow 2
Creating Custom Actions
POJO Based Actions vs the Action interface
RequestContext and ExternalContext
Validation and Error Reporting
Defining Validation in the Model and in a Validator Class
ValidationContext, MessageContext, and Resource Bundles
Defining and Using
Input/Output Variables
Conversation Scope Variables
Subflow End States

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