I've read a large portion of Spring In Action, the latest edition. A truly excellent book, but it lacked a tutorial which I felt I needed to begin assimilating what I read. I decided to take a break and began working my through springsource.org's Spring tutorial Developing a Spring Framework MVC application step-by-step. I have to say it has been magnificent and what I read in Spring In Action helped me to understand 97% of the text.
I've made it up to the point in the tutorial just before database persistence.
I feel like I need to take a break and practice implementing some webflows to baton down what I've read.
My issue is that the tutorial covers Spring 2.5 and it seems like Spring 3.1 is radically different ( at the the organization of the distribution files seems that way ).
I was wondering if anyone can point me to a Spring 3.1 tutorial for people completely new to Spring?
I've been doing Java web programming for a long time. I started off making sites with servlets only, then with JSPs plugging in custom classes ( no jstl yet ). I eventually moved on to a long term job that used its own in-house, very idiosyncratic homemade framework. They were technologically conservative, I stayed there for a long time and now I left.
I am completely new to database persistence technologies and Spring. That is good news as Im having fun catching up. Such a huge improvement over the way things used to be done.
Anyway, since I am starting off from scratch I would like to invest my time in the latest Spring. If you can point to a tutorial suitable for someone from my background I would be grateful.