The Spring framework is an application framework that provides a lightweight container that supports the creation of simple-to-complex components in a non-invasive fashion. Spring's flexibility and transparency is congruent and supportive of incremental development and testing. The framework's structure supports the layering of functionality such as persistence, transactions, view-oriented frameworks, and enterprise systems and capabilities. This course targets Spring 5.x, which includes full support for Java SE 11 and Java EE 8. Spring supports the use of lambda expressions and method references in many of its APIs. Spring 5.x is fully compatible with the module path introduced in Java 9.
Spring makes enterprise development easier. Spring simplifies common tasks and encourages good design based on programming to interfaces. Spring makes your application easier to configure and reduces the need for many JEE design patterns. Spring puts the OO design back into your enterprise application, and it integrates nicely with many view technologies and the new features of HTML5.
Core Spring 5.x Quick Start | Introduction to Spring Essentials is a comprehensive hands-on introduction to Spring training course geared for experienced Java developers who wish to explore the Spring Framework is in terms of today's systems and architectures, and learn how to use Spring in conjunction with other technologies and frameworks. Students will gain hands-on experience working with Spring, using Maven for project and dependancy management, and, optionally, a test-driven approach (using JUnit) to the labs in the course.
This course provides a solid understanding of what Spring brings to the table and how to use Spring in the context of other technologies and frameworks. Students are taken on an in-depth tour of the basic Spring framework, initially examining concepts such as Inversion of Control and Dependency Injection, and then working with the container and basic components. Students are introduced to Spring Boot and use Spring Boot throughout the course. The course then moves into the areas of persistence and transactions, looking at various options.
Our engaging instructors and mentors are highly experienced practitioners who bring years of current "on-the-job" application development and Spring experience into every classroom. Working in a hands-on learning environment, led by our expert practitioner, students will:
- Explain the issues associated with complex frameworks such as JEE and how Spring addresses those issues
- Understand the relationships between Spring and JEE, AOP, IOC and JDBC.
- Write applications that take advantage of the Spring container and the declarative nature of assembling simple components into applications.
- Understand how to configure the Spring Boot framework
- Understand and work on integrating persistence into a Spring application
- Explain Spring's support for transactions and caching
- Work with Spring Boot to facilitate Spring setup and configuration
- Apply Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) to Spring applications
Need different skills or topics? If your team requires different topics or tools, additional skills or custom approach, this course may be further adjusted to accommodate. We offer additional Spring, Java / JEE / Java for Web programming, Services, REST, TDD / testing, design, application security and other related topics that may be blended with this course for a track that best suits your needs. Our team will collaborate with you to understand your needs and will target the course to focus on your specific learning objectives and goals.
This introduction to Spring development course requires that incoming students possess solid Java programming skills and practical hands-on Java experience. This class is geared for experienced Java developers who are new to Spring, who wish to understand how and when to use Spring in Java and JEE applications.
Follow On Courses / Take After: Our Next-Level Java and Spring developer courses provide students with a solid foundation for continued learning based on role, goals, or their areas of specialty. Our learning paths offer a wide variety of follow-on courses such as:
- Additional Spring Courses: Core, Boot, AOP, JMS, REST, Data, Web, Cloud, Security, Reactive Spring, Spring Microservices & More
- Continued Java & JEE Programming: Advanced Java, Microservices / Web Services / REST, Reactive Java / RXJava, Tuning, Patterns, Test Driven Development / Unit Testing, Application Security & More
- Secure Java Coding / Java & JEE Security and secure web application development training
Please see the Related Courses tab for specific Pre-Requisite courses, Related Courses that offer similar skills or topics, and next-step Learning Path recommendations.
Please note that this list of topics is based on our standard course offering, evolved from typical industry uses and trends. We’ll work with you to tune this course and level of coverage to target the skills you need most.
Session: Introduction to Spring
Lesson: The Spring Framework
- Understand the value of Spring
- Explore Dependency Injection (DI) and Inversion of Control (IoC)
- Introduce different ways of configuring collaborators
- Spring as an Object Factory
- Initializing the Spring IoC Container
Lesson: Configuring Spring Managed Beans
- Introduce Java-based configuration
- The @Configuration and @Bean annotations
- Define bean dependencies
- Bootstrapping Java Config
- Context Injection in Configuration classes
- Using context Profiles
- Conditionally loading beans and configurations
- Bean Life-Cycle Methods
- Lab: Spring Java Config
Lesson: Defining Bean dependencies
- Introduce Spring annotations for defining dependencies
- Explore the @Autowired annotation
- Stereotype Annotations
- Qualifying injection points
- Lifecycle annotations
- Using properties in Java based configuration
- The @Value annotation
- Using the Candidate Components Index
- Lab: Configuring Bean Dependencies using Annotations
- Lab: Creating the Candidate Component Index
Lesson: Introduction to Spring Boot
- Introduce the basics of Spring Boot
- Explain auto-configuration
- Introduce the Spring Initializr application
- Bootstrapping a Spring Boot application
- Lab: Introduction to Spring using Spring Boot
Lesson: Working with Spring Boot
- Provide an overview of Spring Boot
- Introduce starter dependencies
- Introduce auto-configuration
- @Enable... annotations
- Conditional configuration
- Spring Boot Externalized Configuration
- Bootstrapping Spring Boot
- Lab: Create REST Repository using Spring Boot
Session: Spring AOP
Lesson: Introduction to Aspect Oriented Programming
- Aspect Oriented Programming
- Cross Cutting Concerns
Lesson: Spring AOP
- Spring AOP in a Nutshell
- @AspectJ support
- Spring AOP advice types
- AspectJ pointcut designators
- Lab: Spring AOP: Adding Interceptors
Session: Persistence in Spring
Lesson: Transaction Management in Spring
- Understand Transaction Demarcation within Spring
- Configure the PlatformTransactionmanager
- The @Transactional annotation
Lesson: Spring JDBC
- JdbcDaoSupport - JDBC DAO Implementation
- The jdbcTemplate
- Exception Handling
- Operation Classes
- Lab: Using Spring JDBC
Each student will receive a Student Guide with course notes, code samples, software tutorials, step-by-step written lab instructions, diagrams and related reference materials and links (as applicable). Students will also receive the project files (or code, if applicable) and solutions required for the hands-on work.
Hands-on Setup Made Simple! Our dedicated tech team will work with you to ensure your student machines and learning environment is setup, tested and ready to go well in advance of the course delivery date, ensuring a smooth start to class and seamless hands-on experience for your students. We offer several flexible student machine setup options including guided manual set up for simple installation directly on student machines, or cloud based / remote hosted lab solutions where students can log in to a complete separate lab environment minus any installations, or we can supply complete turn-key, pre-loaded equipment to bring ready-to-go student machines to your students or in-person facility. Please inquire for details.