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Spring is an exciting framework for building Enterprise Java applications. This book shows what Spring and its companion ORM framework, Hibernate can do for you. In plain and simple language, it gets you started working with the Spring framework.

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Average Rating: 3.2857142857142856 out of 5 rating Based on 21 Ratings

"Awesome potential marred by typos and mistakes" - by AK_AZ on 19-APR-2013
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I really don't agree with those reviewers who expect a technical book written by Victor Hugo. Grammar and even typos that have nothing to do with code are OK.

But, what I don't really like are code examples that are incorrect and tend to waste the reader's time and energy. Again, typos in the "English" section are fine, I don't understand why people even complain about them, I self-correct everything in my head (I enjoy this game) and it takes very little processing power.  Code examples are very different, if I knew the material (OK, this is refresher for me), I wouldn't be reading this book.

On the plus side, the examples are well organized. On the other hand, I have no idea why the author left the most crucial example out, I couldn't find the very last example that ties Spring to Hibernate.





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"A Disappointing Book" - by Jacob Levine on 28-DEC-2012
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This book reads like a unpolished draft edition. The author attempts to explain the core functionality of Spring in a small number of pages but is hampered by incomplete and insufficient explanations, un-runnable code samples, and countless English language problems. The text is rife with typos and grammatical errors.

If I had purchased this instead of reading it on Safari I would have returned it. It feels like O'Reilly sent the wrong version to the presses and then gave up on the book. The errata web pages for the book do not help. Instead they contain numerous "taken care of in updated edition" notes from 2011 where solutions to the questions should be provided.

Reading this volume has significantly diminished the O'Reilly brand in my mind.

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"Software Developer" - by hassib on 25-DEC-2012
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A good and quick read to start learning Spring.
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"Just Spring" - by Nitinka on 20-OCT-2012
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Great book to get started with Springs.
Takes half day to get acquainted with most of the commonly used Springs framework.

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"I don't get it" - by Anonymous on 29-AUG-2012
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I am new to Spring and was looking for an intro -- and this does give a bit of an intro to some concepts, but too short to be actionable or complete.  I think I was just as well off by going to springsource.org.  Sorry, but I don't think I get the purpose of this book :/

It also seemed like there were a number of typos and other language issues.

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