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Spring Framework Fundamentals

The Spring Framework evolved from the code written for Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development by Rod Johnson (Wrox, 2002). The framework combines best practices for Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) development from the industry and integration with the best-of-breed third-party frameworks. It also provides easy extension points to write your own integration if you need one that doesn’t yet exist. The framework was designed with developer productivity in mind, and it makes it easier to work with the existing, sometimes cumbersome Java and JEE APIs.

Before we start our journey into Spring MVC and Spring Web Flow, we will provide a quick refresher course on Spring Core (formerly known as the Spring ...

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