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.)