I've gone through some basic Spring materials and will be helping others learn Spring as well. I'm looking for some good resources and books on it. One that is always recommended is "Spring in Action". How is the book "Getting Started with Spring Framework" better, different, etc from "Spring in Action" or others? Any other thoughts or recommendations for books and resources? Even videos?
Getting started with Spring Framework book focuses on Spring Framework basics. Chapters 1-5 focus on core Spring concepts. Chapters 7 and 8 show usage of Spring for database interaction, caching, transaction management, messaging, asynchronous execution and sending/receiving emails. Chapter 8 of the book covers Spring AOP. The coverage of Spring Security and Spring Web MVC has been left out intentionally because they are very wide topics, and don't make much sense for a 'getting started' guide.