Feb 9th, 2013, 06:05 PM
Spring framework updated and complete tutorials and books
Hello guys I'm an "agile" seasoned Rails, Grails and Yii developer, I use this frameworks in my daily work and I'm very satisfied with them, now I have to learn Spring Framework for a new very big project, but I'm very disappointed and frustrated cause I can't find a really helpful and updated 3.x tutorial for Spring
many resources on the web (blog, sample apps, the petclinic store, etc.), many books, but nothing satisfies my needs,
many tutorials related to Spring 2/2.5
many tutorials related only to Spring MVC or JPA or whatever but nothing related to a full stack example Spring MVC/pojos/JPA with STS
many books are outdated with xml hell boilerplate configurations, many books explaining what Spring Framework IS, but nothing to show HOW TO get things done top to bottom in a full app
I want a step by step complete tutorial app covering JSF or Spring 3 MVC + pojos + JPA/Hibernate implementation, with annotations and showing correct scaffolding practices in Springsource Tool Suite
In my library I have tons of complete docs for Grails, Rails, Yii, so I can't believe there's nothing complete and updated for Spring...
Last edited by newdawnfades; Feb 9th, 2013 at 06:08 PM.
Feb 11th, 2013, 02:56 PM
We're painfully aware of this problem and looking to produce some new tutorials in 2013 that focus more on putting parts of the stack together.
You may want to join our linkedIN group as that topic comes up frequently and you can see many reponses:
In the meantime, I'd check out
www.springbyexample.org (not "offical" vmware but is a personal effort by one of our spring committers)
also, there does appear to be lots of stuff on the web, but obviously we can't make any statements about quality there.
Feb 11th, 2013, 03:20 PM
Also, the book 'Spring Recipes 2nd Edition' has little recipes that cover all the things you are trying to do including
- Spring 3.x
- Spring MVC
- Spring & Hibernate
- Spring & JPA
- Spring JSF
- possibly some discussion of STS
I think Craig Walls' excellent "Spring in Action" might also be something to investigate.
Either way you should be able to File > Import > choose maven project for all the code in either book.
Feb 12th, 2013, 07:50 AM
phumphrey, thank you for the answer
I don't like Spring in Action because it explains what Spring IS, but, you know, a typical Rails (and Grails) book contains an app example, every chapter discuss how to build the app step-by-step, at the end of the book the app is fully functional, and that's what I need to learn HOW Spring works "on the road"
Surfing the web I found this on Amazon
seems a bit confusing and heretic :-) approach (Spring + Netbeans) but I'll give it a try