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Colin was first introduced to the Spring Framework in January 2003 by his mentors, Peter Den Haan and David Hewitt, and he has never looked back. After a couple of years using the Spring and Hibernate technology stack to good effect, in May 2005 he became one of the early adopters of Spring Web Flow, finally finding the missing item in the web development toolbox. A self-confessed addict of the green bar that comes from following test-driven development and XP, Colin regularly frustrates new team members by introducing a continuous build environment.
When not hanging around the Spring support forums (http://forum.springframework.org), Colin can be found out walking with his wife and two dogs, practicing martial arts, attending his local church, or preparing for the arrival of his first child.
On positive side is that there are not many books on MVC, so better this one than nothing.
The explanation of the Web Flow concepts as well as the examples the authors use for guiding the reader through them are easy to understand.
While the explanation in the book seems OK, It looks like there is a lot left out in the code listings and illustrations.
Besides being out-of-date in a rapidly changing field, and having organization flaws mentioned by others, what I found most frustrating was that if you take the time to enter the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Rick Grover
Simple language, explains the reasons why the framework is build so. Plenty of examples.
Love the book. It is a must have.
First, to much usual "architectural" blah-blah and marketing, copy-pasted from other books like this. Read morePublished on April 18, 2013 by Dimitri K
I had trouble getting what I needed out of this book. It was a little unorganized and fragmented.
I suggest Spring Recipes.
Learning Spring is a valuable undertaking, and this book was one of the better books I have read. I would suggest another book to cover the Spring fundamentals, as this book is... Read morePublished on July 7, 2010 by Colin Sulin
I think the author is technically good but very shabby & lazy! .. as usual with developers (including me). Thats why developers dont make good authors. Read morePublished on April 2, 2010 by Ronn Macc
I bought this book with the hope of getting a better idea of how I should build the Web Flow flows in my Grails ( [...]) application. Read morePublished on August 4, 2008 by Keith
The book was great pre-release book, but like most programming books for specific frameworks becomes almost useless within a few monthsPublished on June 9, 2008 by Kelly Evarts