So I've posted a couple of times only but every time the members here have been amazing with responses. So here it is....
I'm trying to get a job in the java
field. All self-taught, got my SCJP
last month and my goal is to get a job working in Server back-end apps... I'm working on learning j2ee
, hibernate and Spring. I did a little with hibernate and can get my programs to work using it without too much issues. I've worked with servlets
for a little while and keep working with these technologies to get better on a daily basis. My new target is Spring...
I know that most online tutorial are either not complete or cover very small sections or are out dated. Especially with the latest release of Spring and all it encompasses I want to make sure to learn the most up to date things. Here is my problems...
I am very new to j2ee and Spring. I would love to take one of the 4 day workshop Spring offers but they are way out of budgets.
I was laid off last November and am on a very tight budget.
I looked at some books:
- Spring Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach
- Pro Java™ EE Spring Patterns
: Best Practices and Design Strategies Implementing Java EE Patterns with the Spring Framework
(I would have looked at more but trying to find a store that even carries these where I live is a challenge)
The problem is that these book dive in beyond the knowledge I have. No real intro to Spring and what it's for. Straight into very specific examples.
I'm looking for something that will take me so Spring with no prior experience.
I do understand the MVC, wrapper and other design patterns concept since I've been reading Head First Design Patterns ( which by the way is a great book)
I just need to work on Spring from a beginners standpoint...
I'm not against buying books online but after looking at the two I listed I don't want to buy something that will not work for me.
So any recommendation... links, tutorial, books, classes, or even somewhere else you think I should start.
I know everyone might have a different opinion and I want to hear them all.... Please share...