2. My initial reading talks about IOC/Dependency Injection. I am not familiar about this, do you know any site that I could read on?
3. Spring also has so many modules based on the documentation. It mentions about Spring IDE/Weblow/MVC and dozens of other module. Do I need to know all of this. As per my reading, I should be focusing on Spring MVC. I just want to do web application, is this right?
4. What good books could I buy to teach me the needed module of Spring to get me started on Spring?
-Spring in Action (Covers 2.0 Spring?)
-Expert Spring MVC and Web Flow (Amazon has so many low ratings on this book)
-Spring Recipe (A Problem-Solution Approach) (I think there's one chapter on MVC only
-Wrox book Professional Spring
5. What version of Spring should we study 2.0, 2.5 or the latest 3.0?
Sorry if my question might be so many and could be really dumb but I just want to get the expert advice before I invest so much in my time learning
Looking forward to your expert advise...
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1. It would surely help. I recommend http://static.springsource.org/spring/docs/2.5.x/reference/ 2. You could study from the reference documentation.
4. For me, Expert Spring MVC and Web Flow is a very good book, if you want to study Spring Web MVC, I recommend this book.
5. For now, I recommend 2.5.x as it's the latest stable version.
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2) For learning about DI/IoC just search the web. The references I usually point people at are [Fowler DI, Fowler IoC, and Wikipedia IoC] for introductory purposes.
3) Which to focus on depends on your application. Obviously MVC, but the ORM stuff is very important if you want to access data, the AOP stuff is important to understand transaction handling (and other chores).
4) Pro Spring 2.5 (Apress) is also a reasonable choice. I'm not a huge fan of their books, but it still has useful information and covers 2.5.