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Pro Spring Batch by Michael T. Minella

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Chapter 4. Understanding Jobs and Steps

In Chapter 2, you created your first job. You walked through the configuration of a job and steps, executed the job, and configured a database to store your job repository. In that "Hello, World!" example, you began to scratch the surface of what jobs and steps are in Spring Batch. This chapter continues to explore jobs and steps at a much deeper level. You begin by learning what a job and a step are in relation to the Spring Batch framework.

From there, you dive into great detail about what happens when jobs or steps are executed, from loading them and validating that they're valid to running all the way through their completion. Then, you dig into some code, see the various parts of jobs and steps that ...

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