Book Review: Beginning Spring 2

The title of this book Beginning Spring 2: From Novice to Professional may be a bit misleading.  I think if you are new to Spring and especially if you are new to Java frameworks in general, you would have a hard time with this book.  This is not a how do you build a Spring application type book as I was expecting.  After reading several chapters I still didn’t really know how to get started, and I have years of experience with Java and the Struts framework.  The author does a fair job of explaining the benefits of StrutsSpring in a theoretical way, but the concrete examples seem disconnected and difficult to apply.  There is no “Hello World” type example that explains how to get a simple Spring application up an running.

The book does contain some good examples once you are familiar with Spring, so this book may be more beneficial for experienced Spring developers.  If you are a true beginner, this may not be the book for you.

  • Title: Beginning Spring 2: From Novice to Professional
  • Author: Dave Minter
  • Publisher: Apress
  • ISBN: 1590596854
  • Date: 2007
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 271
  • Cover Price: USD: $39.99

One thought on “Book Review: Beginning Spring 2

  1. I assume Deborah meant “The author does a fair job of explaining the benefits of Spring“.

    I agree this is not a beginners book and require experience from java web programming. But I like the mature example, a timesheet application.

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