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Books information needed to start spring

 
chinna talluru
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Hi All,

i am very new to spring. Can any one suggest me which books to start
with.



Regards,
Naveen.
 
Nathan Pruett
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The Spring website provides a Reference Manual and a Step-by-Step Tutorial for developing a Spring MVC application.

I'd recommend trying to work through the on-line tutorial, then looking for a book.

As far as books, it depends - I liked the APress book "Pro Spring" but felt it was a little scant on Spring MVC coverage, so I also got "Expert Spring MVC and Web Flow". I really didn't like "Beginning Spring 2" though - it isn't really a "Beginner" Spring book. I've heard that Manning's "Spring in Action" is a pretty good beginner book. (But haven't read it personally.) Be sure for all of these books to try and get the newest version - most have an older version and a newer version updated for Spring 2.5
 
Mark Spritzler
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I agree with Nathan, there are some very good things in the Pro Spring book, a couple things I don't agree with, and haven't read the MVC/Flow stuff to see how scant it is. Spring in Action is good but unfortunately only covers Spring 2.0, hopefully there will be an updated version.

Mark
 
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