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Spring Persistence with Hibernate by Ahmad Seddighi

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What is Spring

Now that you've read a bit about Hibernate's background, it is time to look at Spring and what it has to offer. Here, we'll take a quick look at Spring, saving the details for later chapters.

Spring is an ambitious framework that aims to be a complete solution for entire JEE applications. Unlike Hibernate, which works merely on the persistence tier, Spring is a multitier framework which offers a wide range of services. It makes JEE development easier, by providing a clean separation of concerns, decoupling an application's components, and minimizing complexities typically encountered in sophisticated JEE environments.

Choosing an appropriate solution for a Java application, particularly when it is built with open-source tools, is ...

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