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Klaas van Gelder
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Hi,
I am just reading the book of Rod Johnson "Java Development without EJB", now already 8 years old but due to lots of circumstances I have been out of the programming market for some years and the book was still unread on my bookshelve...
Nevertheless the book gives a good view of the problems that led to the development of Spring and Hibernate. Now I look for a hands on tutorial to make a working Spring application from scractch which addresses most of the concerns.
In the past I spoilt too much time with the wrong books and outdated tutorials (think I am not the only one in this hehe) so I want to shoot at the right target all at once
Any suggestions for a proven tutorial onthe Web or maybe in printed form?
TIA, Klaas


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Klaas van Gelder
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I have started to read Spring in Action 3rd edition which has a good press but until now (Ch1) does not use a running example application. But I will see what comes up in the next chapters.
Bill Gorder
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The book you have chosen is a good one to get you started. When it comes to programming I think the best way to learn is by doing it. My suggestion would be to come up with a simple idea for a project and just try it using Spring. As you encounter problems or questions reference the Spring in Action book, Spring reference manual or post on forums like this one. Spring and all of its sub projects encompasses a lot and can be overwhelming at first. Start with the basics and just start adding features to explore more as you get comfortable.


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Klaas van Gelder
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Thanks Bill for your reaction. Indeed it looks pretty overwhelming, I just installed the Toolkit on my Linux machine, and got unexpected a new copy of Eclipse... I wonder how the toolkit is bouned to the Eclispe environment.
Still I find it very hard to start and a real hands-on tutorial using the toolkit would be welcome. The video tutorials on the official site seem not to fulfill this and are not of the greates quality in first sight.
I have some plans for a Web application but still look were to begin... my last Java project is some years ago.
Monica. Shiralkar
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Hi Bill. You have suggested to come up with a simple idea for a project and just try it using.I want to practice spring contepts.What kind of simple project should i make on my own. Can you suggest me a sample application to make to be in touch with springs.
Mark Spritzler
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Monica. Shiralkar wrote:Hi Bill. You have suggested to come up with a simple idea for a project and just try it using.I want to practice spring contepts.What kind of simple project should i make on my own. Can you suggest me a sample application to make to be in touch with springs.


I already answered in another thread you created. So all responses should go into that thread.

Thanks

Mark


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Vicki Lopez
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I like the book Just Spring by Madhusudhan Konda. It is available on Amazon.com for under $15.00. I got the Kindle version, which I like very much, except that the table of contents doesn't show up on my Kindle or my Kindle reader on the PC. Spring In Action confused me by being so cutsie. I have only finished the 2nd chapter of the book, so I don't know if the quality will continue.
James Boswell
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The main Spring site has always been fairly good at keeping tutorials up to date IMO:

http://www.springsource.org/tutorials
 
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