Appendix A. Setting up the example

To let you work with an application that represents a real-world application, this appendix sets up a base example that you'll use throughout the book. You'll create an e-commerce site whose UI allows users to view product details and buy products. On the back end, the application provides a rudimentary inventory-management service. It uses the following technologies to implement this system: Spring Framework version 3.0, including Spring MVC, and the Java Persistence API (JPA) version 1.0 with Hibernate version 3.3 as the implementation. The example also uses many other packages (directly and indirectly).

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