Media praise for Spring: A Developer's Notebook
"I liked this book. It provides you with all the information necessary - without any useless filler - to write an application using the Spring Framework. It's like the ubiquitous 'Hello, World' application on steroids. The authors do a good job at covering quite a number of different technologies, designs, frameworks, and patterns that can/do/should/could make use of the Spring framework. The book spends a lot of time balancing between the 50,000 foot description and details in source code - and does so surprisingly well, a credit to the authors...You're not going to be an 'expert' after reading this book, but it is a great way to introduce yourself to the Spring Framework."
"This is an ambitious book that attempts to touch upon almost all the features of the core Spring framework: JavaBeans-based configuration, MVC web framework, JDBC abstraction, OR mapping and persistence management through integration with iBATIS, KODO and Hibernate, Aspect-oriented programming (AOP) functionality, transaction and security management, and one of the Spring sub-projects: Spring Rich Client...Spring: A Developer's Notebook is an attractive and ambitious book dealing with multiple advanced topics. It's an excellent resource for most Java developers."
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--Eric Wuehler, Amazon.com, April 2005