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Jan Machacek is a chief software architect at Cake Solutions Limited (www.cakesolutions.net), a UK-based software company. He has been an early adopter of Spring at Cake Solutions and has seen the dramatic change the Spring framework has brought to the Java world. As part of his job, Jan designs and oversees the development of majority of Cake's projects. Where appropriate, Jan also applies his interest in declarative programming and artificial intelligence. Throughout his programming career, Jan has designed and implemented large J2EE and .NET systems for the UK government and large private sector bodies. When not programming, Jan enjoys foreign languages; he also enters races and time trials as a member of the Manchester Wheelers' cycling club.
Jessica Ditt is a developer at Cake Solutions Limited. She joined the Cake team in 2005 and has worked on numerous enterprise-level projects, all of which were written using the Spring framework. Jessica has been an early adopter of Spring Webflow at Cake and has become an expert in efficient indexing using Lucene and monitoring deployed systems using JMX. Out of the office, Jessica is a keen volleyball player.
Aleksa Vukotic is senior developer of Cake Solutions Limited. He joined Cake Solutions in June 2004. Since joining Cake, Aleksa has worked on numerous Java projects using the Spring framework for variety of clients. His work includes sophisticated systems for the UK government agencies. As part of his role at Cake, Aleksa helps other members of the team with some of the most complex problems, especially related to data access and MVC. He graduated in computer science and engineering at the School of Electrical Engineering, Belgrade University, Serbia.
In his spare time, Aleksa enjoys nights out and computer games.
Anirvan Chakraborty is a developer at Cake Solutions Limited. Since becoming a member of the Cake team in 2006, Anirvan has worked on the more complex projects, including the UK government knowledge management system. Anirvan is a contributor to Lucene integration in the Spring Modules project. Prior to joining Cake, Anirvan completed his master’s degree in Internet software systems at the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. When not programming, Anirvan enjoys following sports like Cricket and Formula One. He also enjoys reading detective novels and watching movies.
Just read the first a few chapters and I am sure you will be convinced.
Even with many critical information missing and many subjects not covered, the book is still bloated to over 900 pages with a lot of confusing and useless text.
On the other side, "Pro Spring 2.5" has a dedicated chapters on JAVA EE 5 but it does not cover JMS or EJB at all!
I don't usually write reviews but I have to write one for this book. Mainly because I think the rating this book get is misleading. Read morePublished on November 23, 2011 by Vicky
This book achieves what it promises in its title: PRO. To be pro does not have to be entertaining. So to judge whether it deserves 5-star or 1-star, I only ask the simple... Read morePublished on January 6, 2011 by L. Zhang
Courtesy of Szymon Pacanowski from Szczecin JUG:
"Spring is an excellent framework that is becoming more and more popular. Read more
it will open your mind about Spring!
very clarifying starting from the first chapter, just read it to learn it!
I am trying to type in the examples in chapter 2 and there are simple mistakes in the examples. Such as incorrect number of arguments to a method or they simply left out all the... Read morePublished on January 28, 2010 by Stephen Orleski
I don't understand why this book has gotten such poor reviews. I was apprehensive about buying it but I really needed a comprehensive Spring book. I am very happy with this book. Read morePublished on July 18, 2009 by Christina M. Hardin
"Pro Spring 2.5" is the first and the most comprehensive guide to Spring Framework 2.0 and 2.5. released till now. Read morePublished on June 23, 2009 by Dawid Murgala
After trying to wrap my head around the online Spring docs, I was about to give up on the whole thing. Read morePublished on January 29, 2009 by Josh