Java developers requiring an introduction to the Spring framework
Spring is loaded with powerful capabilities! You will get complete coverage of the three main configuration styles it supports: Java-based (@Configuration), annotation-based (@Component), and the traditional XML-based configuration that may still play an important role in existing and new projects. We will also provide guidelines for when and how to use each one. We begin 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 then 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. We also cover integration of Spring with Java EE Web applications. 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.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the core principles of Spring, and of Dependency Injection (DI) / Inversion of Control
- Use the Spring Core module and DI to configure and wire application objects (beans) together
- Know the different types of metadata (XML, annotations/@Component, and Java Configuration/@Configuration), and how and when to use them
- Understand and use the complete capabilities of the Core module, such as lifecycle events, bean scopes, and the Spring API
- Work with the ORM (Object-Relational Mapping) module to integrate Spring with technologies such as Hibernate or JPA.
- Understand and use Spring's powerful AOP capabilities for programming cross-cutting concerns across multiple points in an application
- Learn safe and maintainable techniques for programming with AOP
- Understand and use Spring's transaction support, including the easy-to-use Java annotation support, as well as the tx/aop XML configuration elements
- Integrate Spring with Java EE Web applications
Substantial comfort level with the Java programming language.