Introduction to Spring 5, Spring MVC, and Spring REST (2022)
Spring 5 provides an evolutionary advance of Spring’s powerful capabilities. This course introduces the many Spring Core capabilities, as well as providing guidelines on when and how to use them. It also goes into considerable depth on Spring Boot for dependency management and auto-configuration, as well as an introduction to Spring MVC and Spring REST.
This course has been completely revised to utilize Spring Boot's easy configuration and auto-configuration wherever possible. "Classic" Spring configuration (usually more verbose and complicated) is optionally covered in abbreviated form.
The course starts with in-depth coverage of Spring’s Core module to reduce coupling and increase the flexibility, ease of maintenance, and testing of your applications. It goes on to cover many of the most important capabilities of Spring, including easing configuration with Spring Boot, integrating JPA persistence layers with Spring and Spring Data, and using Spring’s declarative transaction capabilities.
The course includes an introduction to using Spring MVC to build Web applications, and a solid introduction to using Spring REST to build RESTful resources. It also covers many of the details of Spring Boot, including how to create Boot-based POMs (maven) for simplified dependency management, customizing Boot behavior, and understanding/managing Boot’s auto-configuration.
This course is hands on with labs to reinforce all the important concepts. It will enable you to build working Spring applications and give you an understanding of the important concepts and technology in a very short time.
Understand the core principles of Spring, and of Dependency Injection (DI) / Inversion of Control
Use the Spring Core module and DI to configure and wire application objects (beans) together
Know the different types of metadata (XML, annotations/@Component, and Java Configuration/@Configuration), and how and when to use them
Understand and use the complete capabilities of the Core module, such as lifecycle events, bean scopes, and the Spring API
Use Spring Boot to simplify dependency management and configuration
Understand and use Boot’s auto-configuration
Customize Boot’s behavior with properties and in other ways
Work with the ORM (Object-Relational Mapping) module to integrate Spring with technologies such as JPA
Use Spring Data to automatically generate JPA-based repository classes
Understand and use Spring’s transaction support, including the easy-to-use Java annotation support
Build Web applications with Spring MVC, including configuration using Java config and Servlet 3 capabilities
Understand REST, and use Spring REST to build RESTful services