Understanding the Java Spring Framework
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Spring is a popular Java-based framework for developing large-scale enterprise-level applications both on and off the web. It is based on the dependency injection design pattern and allows for building decoupled applications. It has grown in popularity over the years due to this nature and the number of supported projects that are still ongoing. Spring also provides support for connection to databases using both JDBC methods and object-relational mapping libraries such as Hibernate.
This course starts with how to set up simple Spring projects and define beans. We then move on to web-based MVC projects. Persistence and transactions are covered, looking at both JDBC and Hibernate ORM implementations. Finally, we cover how to secure an application, including authentication methods and user roles.
The course will be taught as a series of presentations, walk-through examples and exercises to complete. The exercises start as walkthroughs to build basic Spring projects, but by the end free reign is given to design and write larger web applications based on a given scenario. Previous experience of using standard Java is essential, and experience of using databases and writing simple queries will also be required.
- Create a Spring project from scratch
- Define beans and autowire them as required
- Setup and develop web-based applications
- Include database access with object persistence and transaction support
- Secure their application using authentication via database method calls and how Spring Security can automatically secure against potential attacks
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Introduction to Spring (5 topics)
- What is Spring and why do we want to use it?
- The dependency injection pattern
- Spring modules
- Configuring a Spring project
- Spring tools
Spring Beans (5 topics)
- Spring vs Java Beans
- Defining beans
- The p and c namespaces
- Autowiring beans
- Lifecycle of a bean
Web Applications and MVC with Spring (4 topics)
- The MVC pattern
- Web MVC in Spring
- Configuring a web project
- Creating and running web projects
Aspect-Oriented Programming (3 topics)
- What is aspect-oriented programming?
- Writing advice
- AspectJ and Spring
Persistence and Hibernate (7 topics)
- JPA and persistent objects
- JDBC and database access
- What is Hibernate?
- Configuring a Hibernate project
- Simple queries
- Mapping objects to the database
- Javax.persistence annotations
Transactions (6 topics)
- What are transactions?
- Programmatic vs declarative
- Transaction managers in Spring
- Transactional attributes
- Flow of control
- Using AOP for transactions
Spring Security (7 topics)
- Security attacks for web and non-web based applications
- What is Spring Security?
- Defining our own defaults
- Linking to datasources
- Other security packages
Thymeleaf (5 topics)
- What is thymeleaf?
- Thymeleaf and Spring Security
Spring Boot and RESTful webservices (5 topics)
- What is Spring Boot
- Configuring a Spring Boot project
- What are RESTful webservices
- Verb design and best practices
- Creating a RESTful service with Spring Boot
- Essential: Familiarity with object-oriented programming in Java
- Essential: Familiarity with basic database operations and some experience with SQL
Please note: Before attending this class delegates must have a Microsoft account (signing up one is free). The instructions on how to set up a Microsoft account can be found here.
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