The Spring framework is an application framework that provides a lightweight container that supports the creation of simple-to-complex components in a non-invasive fashion. Spring's flexibility and transparency is congruent and supportive of incremental development and testing. The framework's structure supports the layering of functionality such as persistence, transactions, view-oriented frameworks, and enterprise systems and capabilities. This course targets Spring 5.x, which includes full support for Java SE 11 and Java EE 8. Spring supports the use of lambda expressions and method references in many of its APIs. Spring 5.x is fully compatible with the module path introduced in Java 9. Spring makes enterprise development easier. Spring simplifies common tasks and encourages good design based on programming to interfaces.


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Learning Objectives

Working in a hands-on learning environment, led by our expert practitioner, students will:
Explain the issues associated with complex frameworks such as JEE and how Spring addresses those issues
Understand the relationships between Spring and JEE, AOP, IOC and JDBC.
Write applications that take advantage of the Spring container and the declarative nature of assembling simple components into applications.Understand how to configure the Spring Boot framework
Understand and work on integrating persistence into a Spring application
Explain Spring's support for transactions and caching
Work with Spring Boot to facilitate Spring setup and configuration
Apply Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) to Spring applications

  • The Spring Framework

  • Understand the value of Spring

    Explore Dependency Injection (DI) and Inversion of Control (IoC)

    Introduce different ways of configuring collaborators

    Spring as an Object Factory

    Initializing the Spring IoC Container

  • Configuring Spring Managed Beans

  • Introduce Java-based configuration

    The @Configuration and @Bean annotations

    Define bean dependencies

    Bootstrapping Java Config

    Context Injection in Configuration classes

    Using context Profiles

    Conditionally loading beans and configurations

    Bean Life-Cycle Methods

  • Defining Bean dependencies

  • Introduce Spring annotations for defining dependencies

    Explore the @Autowired annotation

    Stereotype Annotations

    Qualifying injection points

    Lifecycle annotations

    Using properties in Java based configuration

    The @Value annotation

    Using the Candidate Components Index

  • Introduction to Spring Boot

  • Introduce the basics of Spring Boot

    Explain auto-configuration

    Introduce the Spring Initializr application

    Bootstrapping a Spring Boot application

  • Working with Spring Boot

  • Provide an overview of Spring Boot

    Introduce starter dependencies

    Introduce auto-configuration

    @Enable... annotations

    Conditional configuration

    Spring Boot Externalized Configuration

    Bootstrapping Spring Boot

  • Introduction to Aspect Oriented Programming

  • Aspect Oriented Programming

    Cross Cutting Concerns

  • Spring AOP

  • Spring AOP in a Nutshell

    @AspectJ support

    Spring AOP advice types

    AspectJ pointcut designators

  • Transaction Management in Spring

  • Understand Transaction Demarcation within Spring

    Configure the PlatformTransactionmanager

    The @Transactional annotation

  • Spring JDBC

  • JdbcDaoSupport - JDBC DAO Implementation

    The jdbcTemplate

    Exception Handling

    Operation Classes


This introduction to Spring development course requires that incoming students possess solid Java programming skills and practical hands-on Java experience. This class is geared for experienced Java developers who are new to Spring, who wish to understand how and when to use Spring in Java and JEE applications.




Incoming students should have skills equivalent to the topics in, or should have recently attended, one of these courses as a pre-reqsuite: TT2100 Core Java Programming for Object Oriented Experienced Developers TT2120 Java Programming and OO Essentials for Developers New to OO


Length: 2.0 days (16 hours)


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