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Can anyone tell me little bit about Spring Frame Work? I am really interested about it but dont know anything. I wan2 know, from where I have to start and which books and links could help me. Ok thanks in advance.
 
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Originally posted by Abhinaba Basu:
Can anyone tell me little bit about Spring Frame Work? I am really interested about it but dont know anything. I wan2 know, from where I have to start and which books and links could help me. Ok thanks in advance.


You can do a simple hello world using spring core,just google Spring Tutorial or Hello World Spring you should get a number of pages on the web. Once you understand a little bit of the concepts you can move to buying books O oreilly Spring is a good one.
 
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Spring is a framework just like Struts is a framework. Spring intends to make Java/J2EE development simpler. It accomplishes that goal by

1. Encouraging coding against interface as opposed to implementation (this way any implementation can be supplied simply by changing xml file)
2. Using Plain Old Java Objects (POJOs)
3. Using dependency injection

I highly encourage you to google up the term dependency injection. If you want to understand the framework, I highly recommend chapter 1 and Appendix A of the book Spring in Action. Many people don't like the book because of incomplete examples but I think chapter 1 and Appendix A do a great job of helping some jumpstart with Spring.

Spring is a collection of APIs with each addressing different area of enterprise applications. For example, Spring has remoting services APIs, which can replace EJBs. It has JDBC APIs to interact with the database. The beauty is, you don't have to use the APIs you don't want as long as you use the spring core APIs.

To add to Seshu's suggestion, I would recommend reading an intro article on Spring, especially paying attention on Spring bean factory, POJO based development, dependency injection and AOP support. If you understand these, you will understand Spring's value proposition.

Let us know if you have more questions about Spring...

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This has become one of my bibles on Spring (although their other books are good as well):

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0764574833/701-4955963-7682769?v=glance&n=916520&v=glance

I also suggest that you read the online documentation from their release candidates. Fi: they have new functionality regarding message-driven-pojos not mentioned in the book.
 
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