Introduction to the Spring Framework

Core Spring Training

The Introduction to the Spring Framework training course focuses on developing applications using the Spring Framework.

The Introduction to the Spring Framework course examines common Spring framework-related concepts like Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP), Inversion of Control (IoC), and Model-View-Controller (MVC). Our Spring Framework training covers key strategies when working with Spring, such as testing and configuration. Additionally, the Spring Framework training examines the pros, cons, and pitfalls when adopting Spring.

Course Summary

Learn how to simplify web application development using the Spring framework.
Experienced Java Programmers familiar with web and enterprise development, looking to adopt the Spring framework.
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Hands-on training is customized, instructor-led training with an in-depth presentation of a technology and its concepts, featuring such topics as Java, OOAD, and Open Source.

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4 Days
Productivity Objectives: 
  • Describe the Spring Framework and its capabilities
  • Understand and work with the Spring Container: Inversion of Control, JavaBeans, Prototypes
  • Install and configure Spring, including: properties, namespaces, Bean configuration, lifecycle hooks
  • Use Dependency Injection effectively
  • Create object compositions and object models
  • Perform object validation
Introduction to the Spring Framework is part of the Spring Source Training curriculum.

What You'll Learn

In the Introduction to the Spring Framework training course, you’ll learn:

  • Overview of Spring
    • Java EE: The good, the bad, and the ugly
    • Enter the framework
    • Spring value proposition
  • The Spring Container
    • Web applications
    • Persistence support
    • Aspect-Oriented programming
    • The Java EE module(s)
    • Integrating other frameworks
    • The Spring container
    • JavaBeans, reconsidered
    • The Factory Pattern
    • Inversion of Control
    • XML View: declaring beans
    • Java View: using beans
    • Singletons and prototypes
  • Instantiation and Configuration
    • Configuring through properties
    • Configuration namespaces
    • The p: notation
    • Bean (configuration) inheritance
    • Configuring through constructors
    • Configuring using Java
    • Bean post-processors
    • Lifecycle hooks
    • Integrating existing factory code
  • Dependency Injection
    • Complex systems
    • Assembling object graphs
    • Dependency Injection
    • Single and multiple relationships
    • The Utility Schema
    • Bean aliases
    • Inner beans
    • Autowiring
    • Auto-detecting beans
    • Autowired properties
    • Best practices with Spring 4.x annotations
  • Assembling Object Models
    • Collections and maps
    • Support for generics
    • The Spring Utility Schema (util:)
    • Autowiring to multiple beans
    • Order of instantiation
    • Bean Factory vs. Application Context
  • Validation
    • Validators
    • The errors object
    • ValidationUtils
    • Error messages and localization
    • Nested property paths
  • Spring Security
    • Acquiring and integrating spring security
    • Relationship to Spring
    • Relationship to Java EE standards
    • Basic configuration
    • How it works
    • Integration: LDAP, CAS, X.509, OpeID, etc.
    • Integration: JAAS
  • Introduction to Spring Web Services
    • Overview of Spring Web Services support
    • Contract first v. contract last service design
    • Implementing a contract first service
    • Implementing the web service endpoint
    • Routing requests and handling data

Meet Your Instructor

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Michael is a practicing software developer, course developer, and trainer with DevelopIntelligence. For the majority of his career, Michael has designed and implemented large-scale, enterprise-grade, Java-based applications at major telecommunications and Internet companies, such as Level3 Communications, US West/Qwest/Century Link, Orbitz, and others.

Michael has a passion for learning new technologies, patterns, and paradigms (or, he has a tendency to get bored or disappointed with current ones)....

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Daniel has been a self-employed developer, teacher and speaker for private businesses, education and government entities since 1999. Daniel also actively teaches programming for the University of New Mexico Continuing Education.

Daniel is a Pomodoro Technique practitioner, and co-founder of the Albuquerque Java User’s Group in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When he’s not supporting other local Java developers, Daniel spends most of his waking hours developing in and around the Java ecosystem, encompassing...

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Jean brings years of development experience into her teaching, making the learning experience practical for her students. Originally a Smalltalk developer, Jean has an expansive knowledge of object-oriented (OO) development, analysis, and design. Jean has worked in every stage of the software development process for a variety of businesses – from small non-profits, to government agencies, to global enterprises.

Jean was also one of the top instructors at Sun Microsystems in North America and Europe....

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Anil is a seasoned software engineer with over 16 years of Java development experience.

Anil started his career as a Unix programmer, slinging C-code, writing shell scripts, and teaching others how to use Unix back when Unix was still a toddler. Anil’s expertise in Unix, C, and C++ allowed him to become a member of Technical Staff at ATT / Bell labs. During his tenure at Bell Labs, Anil led the creation of software tools that simulated network traffic, in particular, cellular...

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Marnie brings 15 years of experience delivering programming related training. During that time she has taught for top-technology companies including: Sun (and later Oracle) certified Java classes, RedHat Certified JBoss administration courses, Spring Source Certified Spring and Hibernate courses. Her classes have run the gamut from introduction to programming classes to Java EE web services and much of the Java EE stack in between.

She has a passion for teaching, which is evident in her presentations and...

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James has over 15 years of experience as a Java developer and has spent the majority of his career building large-scale applications at Accenture and other consulting firms. Jim also has provided training to Fortune 500 companies and large private and governmental organizations. He now specializes in Android training, mentoring and development including acting as the lead developer on a number of recent projects developing Android apps for large enterprises. He is also the author of “Dojo: Using the Dojo...

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Jeff Newburn

Jeff is a software development veteran with over over 15 years of experience writing software in a variety of different languages.

After years of exploring various languages including PHP, Java, and Python, he created Zappos’ first Tech University charged with tech education of technical staff. During this time he also developed the main training program to bring the department into the Amazon fold as a full-fledged dev shop on their tools and systems.


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