Over the years, Spring has added many new capabilities, in line with the increasing capabilities of the Java platform. Being current with Spring 4, the course introduces techniques for using Spring's powerful capabilities. It includes complete coverage of the three main configuration styles: Java-based (@Configuration), annotation-based (@Component), and the traditional XML-based configuration that may still play an important role in existing and new projects. You will receive guidelines for when and how to use each one. We start with in-depth coverage on using the powerful capabilities of Spring's Core module to reduce coupling and increase the flexibility, ease of maintenance, and testing of your applications. We go on to cover many of the most important capabilities of Spring, including integrating persistence layers (e.g. Hibernate/JPA) with Spring, using Spring's powerful Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) to program cross-cutting concerns in a safe and maintainable way, and using Spring's declarative transaction capabilities.The course includes integration of Spring with Java EE Web applications, and an introduction to Spring MVC. Spring MVC utilizes a Model-View-Controller pattern for building Web applications, and this introduction covers the basics of Spring MVC, and how it supports organizing your Web applications in a highly structured, loosely coupled manner. This includes an introduction to REST (Representational state transfer), and how to use Spring MVC to build RESTful resources and invoke them from Ajax-based front ends. When you finish the course, you will be able to build working Spring applications and will have gained an understanding of the important concepts and technology in a very short time.
Substantial comfort level with the Java programming language.