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Pro Spring Batch by Michael T. Minella

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Chapter 2. Spring Batch 101

The Java world is full of open source frameworks. Each has its own learning curve, but when you pick up most new frameworks, you at least understand the domain. For example, when you learned Struts or Spring MVC, you had probably developed a web-based application before. With that previous experience, converting your custom request-handling to the way a given framework handles it is really just a matter of learning a new syntax.

However, learning a framework where the domain is completely new is a bit harder. You run across jargon like job, step, and item processor as if it made sense in the context you're coming from. The fact is, it probably doesn't. So, I chose this chapter to serve as batch processing 101. The chapter ...

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