Fast Track to Spring Framework 3.x Training

We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

Course Description

This 3 - day course is current with Spring 3.2, as well as earlier versions. It includes complete coverage of the annotation based approach to configuration, as well as coverage of the traditional XML - based configuration that can still play an important role in existing and new projects. The course starts with the basics of Spring and in - depth coverage on using the powerful capabilities of the Core module to reduce coupling and increase the flexibility, ease of maintenance, and testing of your applicati ons. It goes on to cover many of the most important capabilities of Spring 3, including using Spring to simplify the creation of a persistence layer with persistence frameworks like Hibernate and JPA. It includes coverage of advanced capabilities such as u sing Spring's Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) to program cross - cutting concerns such as transactions and security. The course includes integration of Spring with Java EE Web applications, and an introduction to Spring Security v3, its architecture, and how to use it to secure both Web application requests and bean invocations .
Course Length: 3 Days
Course Tuition: $1290 (US)


A good working knowledge of basic Java, JDBC, and Servlets/JSP.

Course Outline

Session 1:  
Overview of Spring Technology
Shortcomings of Java EE, Spring Architecture
Spring Introduction
Managing Beans, The Spring Container, IoC, DI
Configuration Metadata - XML, @Component, Auto-Detecting Beans
Dependencies and Dependency Injection (DI)
Dependency Inversion, Dependency Injection (DI) in Spring, DI Configuration - XML, @Resource
Session 2:  
More about Bean Properties
Working with Properties
Configuring Value Properties, Property Conversions, Setter / Constructor Injection
Spring Expression Language for Configuration
Collection Valued Properties
Configuring and using lists, sets, etc.
Additional Capabilities
Factory Methods, Bean Aliases, Definition Inheritance (Parent Beans)
Session 3: 
The Spring Container and API
ClassPathXmlApplicationContext, FileSystemXmlApplicationContext, Constructors, Usage
Resource Access - Overview, Resource Implementations
Bean Scope and Lifecycle
Bean Scope Defined, Configuring, Inner Beans, Bean Creation Lifecycle, Lifecycle Callbacks, BeanPostProcessor, Event Handling
Annotation Driven Configuration
Stereotypes: @Component, @Service, @Controller, @Repository
Java EE 5 Annotation Support
Defining Custom Annotations
@Autowired on setters, constructers, methods, fields
Injecting resources like ApplicationContext
Fine tuning with @Qualifier
Java Based Bean Metadata (JavaConfig)
Overview - code-centric Configuration
@Confguration, @Bean, and @Value
Importing and @Import
Autowiring in Configuration Classes
Mixing XML Configuration and @Configuration
XML vs Annotation Based Configuration
Session 4: 
 Database Access with Spring
Overview of Spring database support
Configuring a DataSource
Using Spring with Hibernate
SessionFactory configuration
Using Contextual Sessions
Using Spring with JPA
LocalEntityManagerFactoryBean, LocalContainerEntityManagerFactoryBean, JNDI, PersistenceUnitManager
DAO Support - @PersistenceUnit, @PersistenceContext
Session 5:  
Spring Transaction (TX) Management
Intro to Spring Transaction Management
Overview, Component TX Model, TX Propagation, Declarative Transactions, TransactionManagers
Using Spring Transactions
Annotation Configured Transactions
@Transactional and its settings
Proxy-based implementation issues
Load-time Weaving
XML Configured Transactions
<tx:*> elements, Configuring tx:advice, and tx:attributes
Defining the TX advisor
Session 6:  
Introduction to Spring Web Integration
Integrating Spring with Java EE Web Apps
Using Spring beans in Wep app controller logic
Session 7:  
Overview of Spring Security
Overview - Capabilities, Architecture
Introduction to Spring Security
HTTP Security
Method Security
Annotation-Based Security
Expression-Based Access Control
Authentication Providers
[Optional] Session 8:  
Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP)
Overview of AOP
AOP Basics, Aspect, Joinpoint, Advice, Pointcut
Introduction to Spring AOP
Capabilities, Configuration (Annotation Based and XML), Weaving, Joinpoints
Using Aspects
Defining Advice, Configuring Pointcuts, Targets and Proxies
XML Configuration with <aop:>
AspectJ Pointcuts, Autoproxies
Using @AspectJ Annotations
@AspectJ Annotations, Declaring Advice

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