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Book to learn Web Application development with Spring

Ankit Garg
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Hey guys,

I have Pro Spring 2.5 book. I read it and everything was fine till I reached the Spring MVC chapter. Most of it went over my head . So I was looking for another book to learn Spring web application development. Most of the Spring 3 books are not released yet, so I'm ready to buy a Spring 2.5 book. I found Expert Spring MVC and Webflow but that's of 2006 so it seems too old. Any advice which book I should use.

Thanks


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Praison Selvaraj
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Hi Ankit,

I would suggest the tutorial that comes bundled with Spring download "spring-framework-2.5.5\docs\MVC-step-by-step\pdf\spring-mvc-step-by-step.pdf" and the book "Spring in Action".

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Ankit Garg
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Thanks Praison, I'll look at that tutorial and order a copy of Spring in Action. I don't know why I had a hard time understanding Spring MVC, I'm very well familiar with Struts which is also based on MVC design pattern. Spring 3 in Action will be released in Dec I think, no point in waiting that long, I'll order the currently available edition...
Freddy Wong
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Although Spring in Action is indeed a very good book, it doesn't cover a lot of things on Spring MVC and WebFlow. You may want to find a specific book on Spring MVC and WebFlow.


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Christophe Verré
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Spring 3 in Action will be released in Dec I think, no point in waiting that long, I'll order the currently available edition...

Wait... If you order the MEAP edition of the book at Manning's homepage, you'll get the free ebook of the 2nd edition as well. And, the MVC chapter of the third edition is already available.


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Ankit Garg
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Thanks Freddy and Christophe. Well if MVC and WebFlow was not covered properly in Spring in Action 2nd edition, I'm not sure how the coverage would be in the 3rd edition. Also The MEAP version costs 29$ for just the e-book, when released the Indian edition of the book will cost me somewhere around 8-9$ for print version (I respect the price of books, but my earnings are not very high these days so trying to save money, this is the reason I'm learning Spring so that I can get some good projects). For now I'll just go through the documentation and the PDF that Praison mentioned and hope for the best. Otherwise I'll go for Spring in Action, this book looks good for Spring Web Flow, its not very old too...
 
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