In this chapter, we saw how to install all the prerequisites that are needed to get started and run our first Spring MVC application, for example, installing JDK, the Maven build tool, the Tomcat servlet container, and STS IDE.
We also learned how to perform various configurations in our STS IDE for Maven and Tomcat, created our first Spring MVC project, and added all Spring-related dependent jars through the Maven configuration.
We had a quick hands-on experience of developing a welcome page for our web store application. During that course, we learned how to put values into a model and how to retrieve these values from the model.
Whatever we have seen so far is just a glimpse of Spring MVC, but there is much more to uncover, for example, ...