I've just ran through this tutorial ( http://static.springsource.org/spring/articles/200...g-MVC-step-by-step-Part-1.html ) and I think it gives me a good grasp on how to start on a Spring MVC enabled web app.
However, I want to take it to a higher level now and want to maybe get a book or good online tutorial I can follow that would show the latest methods used in the design and implementation of a Spring MVC web app.
What I mean is for instance, Hibernate 2.X used it's XML mapping files which I thought was great at the time ( and looking back gave me a good understanding of how hivernate works ) but now that we're using Hibernate 3.X with JPA2.0 and all the annotations hibernate has become a breeze to work with.
So I was wondered has Spring MVC evolved along the lines where alot of the configuration is now done via annotations?
As we have a clean slate to work on I am more interested in knowing the best practices to work with now as opposed to trying to understand what goes on under the hood ( Which would be very useful but time constraints are against us ) and we want to proceed with the design as quickly as we can.