This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
At the time of writing Getting started with Spring Framework book, the version of Spring available was 3.2.0 RC2. All the examples work on Spring 3.2.0 GA release, and the source code that you download from http://code.google.com/p/getting-started-with-spring-framework/ make use of Spring 3.2.0 GA release and not 3.2.0 RC2. If you want to run examples on 3.1 GA release, you need to explicitly include CGLIB dependency in your pom.xml file because in Spring 3.2.0 CGLIB classes are included inside the spring-core JAR file (this is also specified in the book).