POJO Application Frameworks: Spring Vs. EJB 3.0 (39 tags)
Spring and EJB 3.0 are both reactions, in their own ways, to the complexity of EJB 2.1 and the complaints piled upon it. Both support developing with Plain Old Java Objects (POJOs) and give the framework responsibility for handling transactions, security, persistence, etc. But the two use substantially different approaches. In this article, Michael Yuan puts the two frameworks up against one another to see how they stack up.
Advanced Configuration of the Spring MVC Framework (38 tags)
Storing your Spring configuration files in source control makes perfect sense--until you and the rest of the development team start overwriting each other's settings, or production settings, in applicationContext.xml. In this article, Dejan Bosanac introduces an approach that allows for more flexible property settings and bean wirings.
What Is Spring, Part 1 (31 tags)
In this first of a two-part series excerpted from Spring: A Developer's Notebook, authors Bruce Tate and Justin Gehtland help you understand how you can use Spring to produce clean, effective applications. In part 1, they take a simple application and show you how to automate it and enable it for Spring.
Five Things I Love About Spring (28 tags)
For hardcore enterprise development, Bruce Tate turns to Spring, the topic of his latest collaboration, Spring: A Developer's Notebook. In this article, Bruce describes five reasons why he is hooked on Spring.
Wire Hibernate Transactions in Spring (27 tags)
The proper handling of transactions across multiple data stores, supporting multiple application flows, is the kind of heavy lifting J2EE servers were built for. But what if you're using the lighter-weight Spring framework? Binildas C. A. shows how you can wire Spring and Hibernate together to achieve the transaction support you desire.