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Eating the Spring elephant

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Help me out please.

I'm a contractor. I have no idea what my next task is. But we're going to be using Spring. We're at the end of a project - on the cusp of going to production - so getting specs and answers isn't happening.

The boss understands this and just tells me to get acquainted with Spring. Reasonable enough. Where should I begin?

Many of the demos and tutorials I have found online are for Spring 2. We're using Spring 3.

Books, sites, anything!

The ideal tutorial would start with a blank page and build a web application a little more complex than a Rolodex.

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Look at the change log and use the Spring 2.5 books (although I've seen at least one 3.0 book already). The Spring docs themselves are a good resource, as are the examples.
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Yep, your best resource will be the documentation at for things about Spring 3.0

Or you can sign up for a "Core Spring" class at

Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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