Chapter 1. Introducing Spring Batch

This chapter covers

  • Understanding batch applications in today’s architectures
  • Describing Spring Batch’s main features
  • Efficiently reading and writing data
  • Implementing processing inside a job with Spring Batch
  • Testing a Spring Batch job

Batch applications are a challenge to write, and that’s why Spring Batch was created: to make them easier to write but also faster, more robust, and reliable. What are batch applications? Batch applications process large amounts of data without human intervention. You’d opt to use batch applications to compute data for generating monthly financial statements, calculating statistics, and indexing files. You’re about to discover more about batch applications in this chapter. ...

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