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I'm a part-time student and work as an analyst full-time. I finish my degree this year and hope to get into software engineering.

It sounds like your book is a good resource for someone learning about Spring.

I've found Spring hard to understand, firstly because of its size, and secondly there are many frameworks which themselves are based on Spring, and it is confusing for someone new to Spring to understand their differences.

What part of the framework does your book cover, and do you include coverage about Hibernate and Maven? Are hibernate and maven required for most Spring projects? And what about frameworks like Play or Roo, I'm guessing they're not covered as you could write several books on each. But it would be good to know at a high level what the differences and advantages / disadvantages are.

Thanks!

 
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You need to learn spring from the bottom up. You need to understand spring core before you go to other modules. The problem with learning spring is that if you start learning modules before you learn core, a lot seems like magic. And troubleshooting becomes a game of shooting darts in the dark if you don't know hats going on.

I haven't read the book myself, but looking At the TOC, it seems like they are going in the right order
 
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