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Configuring a Spring Development Environment

Before you can really start your journey into Spring MVC, you need to make sure you have your development environment set up right. This chapter will begin by walking you through that process. Next, it will provide some details about the sample bookstore application that ships with this book. But before going into either the details of the development environment or the sample application, this chapter will provide an overview of the prerequisites for your environment in general.

The sample application that ships with the book is used to explain the concepts of Spring MVC and MVC in general. It is not intended to be a full-blown, ready-to-use production application; nor is it to be ...

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