March 1, 2005

Pro Spring

Stephanie Parker writes "Berkeley, CAâFebruary 2005â Rod Johnson, founder of the open source Spring Framework, has endorsed the latest Java release from Apress, Pro Spring. In his foreword to the first book published on Spring he writes, âAs the scope of Spring continues to expand at a rapid rate and the Spring core grows ever more sophisticated, it is increasingly important for developers to have books like Pro Spring, which cover both the big picture and the myriad specific details that can help you be more productive.â

Recently, the Java world has witnessed a dramatic shift away from so-called "heavyweight" architectures such as Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) toward lighter-weight frameworks such as Spring. The Spring project began in 2001 as Rod Johnsonâs vision of a simpler, more productive J2EE. Strengthened by experience contributed by its own developer community, Springâs ability to integrate open source tools like Apache Struts and Hibernate has fired up interest in both the Java and open source arenas.

Put simply, Pro Spring furthers the Spring initiative in bringing J2EE âdown to earth.â It covers all the core topics of Spring, as well as sharing the authors' insights and real-world experience in more esoteric areas such as Remoting, Hibernate, mail integration and EJB. The reader learns Spring from the ground up by following the development of an example application through the book. Pro Spring uses all the multiple web views and frameworks (while other books might use only one).

Highlights of Pro Spring:

⢠Learn to replace common EJB features with Spring alternatives
⢠Integrate and use open source projects with Spring: Apache Struts, Jakarta Velocity, Jakarta POI and many more
⢠Simplify mail sending with Spring, and integrate JMS messaging into your application

To read more about Pro Spring or its authors, or to view a table of contents and sample chapter, please select this title in our online catalog at

Apress Authors: The Expertâs Voiceâ¢

Rob Harrop is the chief software architect of the UK-based development house, Cake Solutions Limited. At Cake Solutions, Rob leads a team of six developers who work on enterprise solutions for a variety of clients, including the Department of Trade and Industry, the Metropolitan Police and NUS Services limited. Rob is one of the 17 committers on the Spring project and is involved in work on Spring AOP, MVC and JMX. Rob is also a member of the JSR-255 Expert Group for JMX 2.0. Rob is the author of Pro Jakarta Velocity: From Professional to Expert (Apress, 2004) and is the coauthor of Pro Jakarta Struts, Second Edition (Apress, 2004), Oracle Application Server 10g: J2EE Deployment and Administration (Apress, 2004) and Pro Visual Studio.NET (Apress, 2004). Rob authored Chapters 1 through 7, 11, 13 through 16, and Appendixes C and D of Pro Spring.


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Apress L.P., based in Berkeley, California, is a fast-growing publisher of technical books devoted to meeting the needs of information technology professionals. Apress is dedicated to publishing titles of the highest quality and has compiled a team of authors that reads like a veritable "Who's Who" of the computing industry.

Pro Spring

Rob Harrop and Jan Machacek

Published 7 February 2005 * ISBN: 1-59059-461-4 * $49.99 US * 832 pages"


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