Archive for September, 2005

Core Spring Training course, day 3

Friday, September 30th, 2005

The view continued to shift in the direction of the user on day 3; the topics for today were the Spring MVC web framework (with a diversion into Spring Web Flow since the instructor is heavily involved in that) and the Spring Security system, aka Acegi.

Core Spring Training course, day 2

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Day 2 started off with a discussion of best practices for enterprise app design, with a focus on how Spring can help encourage good programming techniques. Oddly, one of the signs that you’re using Spring correctly is that your code doesn’t depend on Spring! (more…)

Core Spring Training course, day 1

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Today was the first day of the Core Spring training class. So far so good. The instructor is Keith Donald, primary author of the Spring Web Flow module. He certainly seems to know the framework inside and out. Colin Sampaleanu, one of the developers who works on the core code of the framework, stopped by a couple times, but it was really Keith’s show.

The first day covered the big-picture stuff: what Spring is, how it works, what services it provides, etc. The focus was mostly on Spring’s inversion-of-control concept; Keith covered every IOC service the framework provides, with sample code to demonstrate each one. (more…)