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The Spring Primer Paperback – August 14, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 662 pages
  • Publisher: SourceBeat, LLC (August 14, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974884375
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974884370
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,409,567 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Matt currently resides in Denver where he is an independent consultant working with Java, Web Development, Ajax and AppFuse. Mr. Raible has been surrounded by computers for most of his life, even though he grew up in the backwoods of Montana without electricity. Matt is an author (Spring Live, Pro JSP), active Java open-source contributor and blogger on http://raibledesigns.com.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Lars Fischer on January 21, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is truly an amazing book I can recommend to anyone developing web applications with J2EE. The amount of information provided is simply incredible, it's not 'only' about the Spring framework. There's a lot more to learn like different view technologies and a really extensive chapter about testing your applications.

I've never read a computer book providing such excellent examples (and it's not about a Petstore!). The author really knows his stuff from experience and his support is outstanding.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scott D. Mccrory on February 22, 2005
Format: Paperback
Very well done. My favorite aspect is that Matt provides step-by-step refactorings of typical production code to not only show you the "hows," but also the "whys" of Spring and ways to get familiar a bit at a time.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Randy on August 6, 2005
Format: Paperback
There's a lot of stuff in here. It explains all the basic Spring functionality and also gives a lot of old code/Spring code comparisons. My only complaint is that the subjects didn't seem to flow together; it used examples that, although they were appropriate, didn't tie in with each other. This also made it difficult for me to find things in a "reference book" mode.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Filios on August 25, 2008
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This book is the late 2007 update from the original 'Spring Live' done by Mr. Raible in 2005.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Broadmeadow on June 16, 2010
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The material in this book was already dated in 2005 when the previous gushing reviews were written. I didn't waste my time doing more than a cursory look. I've worked with Spring for some time -- off and on -- and simply put this aside. It is very, very rare that I send a book back but this one is being returned.

The paper is poor quality and the book is fat with small pages. The size makes it very difficult to open flat or even read easily. Remember those cheap books that'd fall apart when you'd crack them open a few times? That's this one and I'm not waiting for that to happen. Back it goes.

Actually, I'm not against using low quality pulp paper in technical manuals. These go out of print or out of technical relevance very quickly so good paper is a waste of money. But that doesn't mean a new book should have 7 year old technical material. Nor should the pages be too small and the binding set to fall apart.

Really, the price is too high for the book to be this shoddy.
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