It's a good tutorial, easy to follow with working code and only a couple of typo's that probably won't cause someone familiar with java, servlets, and ant much trouble. So if you're looking for an intro tutorial, I recommend it.
But unfortunately, I can't get the last chapter (Integrating the Web Application with the Persistence Layer). At this point, it would probably help if I could get hold of a full download of the app, but doesn't look like there's one on the site, and I didn't seen any contact email address for feedback/questions...
I've gone through the tutorial very carefully twice, and it doesn't appear to work as written. Has anyone tried this tutorial and managed to get this to work? If not... I guess trying to debug this will be my learning experience, though it would be nice to be able to examine some code that I know works.
Unfortunately, I deleted the project folder, and I didn't archive it, so I can't give the exact stack trace anymore. But I think it was a "page not found" error.
It turns out that this is the same example that ships with spring, and a quick review shows that the PDF doesn't have a couple of typos I noticed in the web version... so I'm going to try out that version first and see if it solves the problem.