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Hi Craig,

I learned a lot from your last book . It was well put together. Thanks.
What is new to this book ?
I assume it covers Spring 3 but are there a lot of differences between the different versions of Spring (and your book)?

Thanks,
Paul
 
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paul nisset wrote:
What is new to this book ?



The 2nd edition covered Spring 2.0. This edition covers Spring 3.0. In the time that has passed between the two editions, Spring went through version 2.5, which gave us more annotation-oriented stuff, such as annotation-oriented wiring and discovery of beans and a brand-new annotation-oriented Spring MVC framework. Spring 3.0 built on that and also gave us more goodies such as a new expression language and first-class REST support based on Spring MVC.

Then there's also Spring Security, which has matured from Acegi Security to Spring Security 3 in the time that has past. Spring Security 2 was a HUGE win over Acegi, making it possible to declare security much more succinctly (ie, less XML). Spring Security 3 takes advantage of Spring 3's expression language (among other things) to make declarative security even easier.

And then there's more...but those are the highlights of what's new.
 
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That does does sound significant.
Thanks for your input Craig.
 
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