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Best book for a spring beginner

Srinivas Karthik

Joined: Sep 17, 2011
Posts: 28

Hello ranchers,

I am a java developer with experience in core java and J2EE (MVC,MVC2) concepts.I need to learn spring 3 now as a sudden requirement has come in.So, can you please suggest me some books or sources which go in a simple fashion with code examples etc.I need to attain perfection on Spring web and DAO(hibernate) modules.

Please let me know.

Thanks in advance.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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"Spring in Action" is a good book for learning Spring. The official documentation is also a good read.

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Nam Ha Minh
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Joined: Oct 31, 2011
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I know there are a number of Spring books out there. Try this:

Recommended books for Spring framework

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Joined: Nov 18, 2011
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Rajitha Gunawardhane
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Joined: Dec 11, 2007
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I would recommend "Spring in Action". Great book to start and master spring API.
Naresh Chaurasia
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Spring in action3 is a good book. It makes extensive use of annotations, so it might take you a while to get hang of how to use annotation(if you have not used it before). It is a good book to be read couple of time to appreciate the concepts covered in the book.

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katty parker

Joined: Oct 30, 2013
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Anurag Jai

Joined: Jun 21, 2009
Posts: 23
There are editions for Spring in Actions book. Which edition(3rd edition or 4th edition). I am also a beginer and want to learn spring. So please suggest which version to prefer?
Thakur Sachin Singh
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Joined: Jun 15, 2010
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You can start learning with any version but always update yourself with latest version. you can also read below books:

1. Getting Started with Spring Framework
2. Spring 4 for Developing Enterprise Applications
3. Spring Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach
4. Pro Spring - Fourth Edition

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K. Tsang

Joined: Sep 13, 2007
Posts: 3130

Another vote to "Spring in Action". Latest version is 4.x which correspond to 4e of the book.

I myself too need to catch up on Spring.

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