Chapter 1. Instant Spring Tool Suite

Welcome to the Instant Spring Tool Suite! Spring Tool Suite (STS) is an integrated development environment designed for developing Spring-based Java applications. Built on top of the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE), STS provides powerful tools and add-ons which make creating and working with Spring applications simple.

Over the last decade, the Spring Framework has become ubiquitous in Java enterprise application development, and the portfolio of Spring technologies has expanded greatly in that time. This book isn't going to make you a Spring expert - that would take years! Rather, the recipes in this book aim to get you up and running developing with various Spring technologies, providing you ...

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