Beginning Spring Framework 2 shows beginning Java developers how to build serverside Java applications using the latest 2.0 release of the Spring Framework. The book does not assume any previous knowledge of J2EE–in fact, the authors argue that beginners learn more quickly by starting directly with Spring.
The authors show readers how to build a working web application using Spring with other open source tools and technologies, all of which can be freely downloaded and installed via the Internet. Each chapter builds a portion of the application. All the Spring concepts and construction techniques are introduced during the design and coding of this application. (With minor adaptation, the resulting code can be re-used by readers in their own working applications.)