C H A P T E R 10
Spring Web Flow
Spring Web Flow 2 (which we will call Web Flow from now on) is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes down to building scalable, easy-to-develop-and-maintain web applications. In the upcoming three chapters, we will make you familiar with Web Flow and its strengths and weaknesses; we will also cover why, when, and, above all, how you should use it. In this chapter, we start off explaining what Web Flow is and what it can do for you. Later on, we will discuss some basic Web Flow elements that you need to understand before you can start building your first flow.
The common thread throughout the Web Flow chapters is the sample application, which we create as we go through these chapters. We will start in ...