Recently I had an opportunity to think about and get to know some basics of Spring. And looking around the internet(forums, discussions etc.) I seem to get an impression that Spring+Hibernate combination seems to be very popular compared to Java EE.
Being attached to Java EE and working with EJBs I envy all the attention that Spring has got from the developers. And I want to gain more understanding of Spring so that it can help me appreciate the differences between Spring and Java EE as well.
So, my question here is that with the knowledge of Java EE , how different or tough would it be to gain expertise with development in Spring. Are there any tutorials / material available for a brief mapping and comparison of the various concepts and features between Enterprise Application development using Spring and Java EE.
Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks.