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I want to learn spring perfectly.

Swapna latha
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Joined: Dec 18, 2011
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Hi all !

I want to learn springs perfectly. Please suggest some pdf or books or weblinks. I have one confusion whats the difference between struts and spring. which one is better ? please suggest me.

I already know struts. But in interviews people are asking for spring. I want to learn it in depth. Please help me guys in learning spring. Suggest me a good book or site or pdfs.

Thanks in Advance
Kori Swapna Latha

Tatiana Vorobeva

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Hussein Baghdadi
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Joined: Nov 08, 2003
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Indeed, Spring's official documentation should be a fine resource.
If you are willing to spend some money then "Manning Spring 3 in Action" is a good a choice.
Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
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Swapna latha wrote:I want to learn springs perfectly.

That's very ambitious. Let me suggest starting at the beginning: learn how to spell its name. That's "Spring", not "springs".
shakir hussain

Joined: Sep 13, 2007
Posts: 10
Hi Swapna,
If you want to start from scratch, you can visit and browse spring framework tutorial.
Then you can enjoy reading book "Spring 3 in Action"

Remember: Spring's core feature is DI and AOP which can be used in any standalone or web based application.

Other feature like, Spring MVC is similar to Struts.
Greg Funston
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Joined: Feb 09, 2011
Posts: 81

There is a free download PDF of "Spring Into Action 2.0" and then there is the online documentation and references. Next there are a lot of sample spring downloads to start from......Google spring examples......This is the best one I found..Spring examples. It is a huge task to know all of spring. My recommendation is to have a basic design you are interested in , and start building a framework based on that. As you work with what you're building you'll get a great understanding of it. Add functionality as required. As you keep changing the design you'll be configuring spring like a pro once you work with it for a while. Because you can configure spring in many ways and the number of design choices are almost unlimited, it's unlikely you'll need to know every single aspect because it will not be necessary.

Good Luck.

Greg Funston
Csabba Csurja

Joined: Jan 12, 2012
Posts: 12
Hi Kori,

1) read some quick overview about dependency injection, singletons, proxy design patterns. you don't have to go very much into the details, but at leas some high-level knowledge...
2) there is a very good tutorial on the mkyong website.
these are short and smart....quite useful
3) download sts eclipse and try to remake these example
4) books (spring in action), forum, etc.


Krishna Srinivasan
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Joined: Jul 28, 2003
Posts: 1850

Official website is best learning for spring. If you are looking for the quick introduction, the read this link.

Krishna Srinivasan
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