- Paperback: 624 pages
- Publisher: Manning Publications; 4 edition (November 28, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 161729120X
- ISBN-13: 978-1617291203
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,664 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Craig Walls is a software developer at Pivotal. Heâ€™s a popular author and a frequent speaker at user groups and conferences. Craig lives in Cross Roads, Texas.
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Top customer reviews
There are no examples of how to build a small web app using Spring.
The code snippets are portion by portion only and seems disconnected, instead of using a simple, real business logic example, it is using terminologies that are so hard to understand.
This book is not for beginner Spring.
Topics are not covered elaborately you will have to google to get some good examples. Specially MVC is not in its best shape. For the first time disappointed with a book from mining publication
My impressions after finishing it all
I just finished it from start to end, and still believe it's a good book. Although after reading it all now I believe the web and MVC parts are pretty weak compared to the rest of the book. Chapters on BeanFactory & ApplicationContext behavior are great, also AOP is fine, ORM integration, transaction management, security, remoting, messaging, they are all good. But when I arrived again to MVC controller I felt many of them were missing(you can see spring's online documentation and you will see this) also I feel that needs more examples on this and different view technologies specially JSP. But hey I sure they can make the 3rd edition even better, also don't forget the free online content :D
After searching for weeks for a nice book for learning spring, I somehow decided to buy this one, mainly due to 100,000 copies being sold. I have completed two parts which covers spring core and spring AOP and I am appalled by the content. It is neither engaging nor comprehensive. I thanked myself since I have already covered these topics from YouTube, so was able to understand pretty much everything, otherwise the content is so obscure, that it is impossible for a beginner to learn spring using this book. Here are the top drawbacks based upon my experience.
i.) You have to be 100% attentive to read this book, you lose your attention for 10 lines and you will not understand the whole section. Those who like Head First series will die trying to complete this book
ii.) The book is not engaging at all.. Unless you are fresh in the morning after a 8 hour sleep, it is hard to read 5 pages at a stretch. One of the reviews posted on the back cover praises the writer for his humorous style, I am not sure, how much he got paid for saying so.
iii.) Plenty of mistakes and they are not grammatical.
iv.) eBook is partially in color telling us that even though publisher is charging people $47, it still is cutting costs by selling the book in black and white version, typical Manning.
v.) Last but not the least: If you want to learn spring, this book is not for you.
i.) The book's coverage is vast, it covers nearly every aspect of spring, people often say, spring is vast, so is this book.
ii.) If you a spring expert and want a book that can be referred for any spring related topic, you can buy this.
iii.) You get an eBook for free with printed version, which is partially in color.
Most recent customer reviews
Nicely written with plenty of examples.