Simplicity in Software: Spring
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Simplicity in Software: Spring

About the Book

About the Authors

Russ Miles
Russ Miles

Russ Miles is CEO at ChaosIQ where he works with his clients to help deliver simple and valuable software and change.

Russ' experience covers almost every facet of software delivery having worked across many different domains including Financial Services, Publishing, Defence, Insurance and Search. 

Russ helps to change all facets of the software delivery process in order to remove unnecessary and costly complexity in everything from developer skills and practices, through applying the right processes for the job at hand, to ensuring that the right change is delivered, be it through software or otherwise.

Passionate about open source software, Russ worked with SpringSource prior to the company's acquisition by VMware, leading the Spring Extensions project and helping international clients to simplify their software by effectively applying the Spring portfolio of projects.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    • The Goal
    • Ginger Cake and Learning
    • The Brutal Truth about Spring
    • Grabbing the Code Samples
    • Setting up Git
    • Downloading the Code
    • Setting up Maven
    • Running the Code
    • The SpringSource Tool Suite
    • Copy and Paste is fine!
    • Beyond the code: The Podcasts
    • How to Contact Us
  • Introducing the Container: Configuring Spring Beans
    • Spring from 10,000 Feet
    • Introducing the Koans
    • Run, Learn, Fix, Recap: The Koan Way
    • The Spring Application Context Object
    • Koan 1: Creating an Empty Spring ApplicationContext
  • Configuring Spring Beans: Simple Value Injection
    • Koan 1: Injecting a String Value
  • Configuring Spring Beans: Dependency Injection
    • Inversion of Control (Ioc) vs Dependency Injection(DI)
    • Koan 1: Creating a Service Using Property Injection
  • Configuring your ApplicationContext: Flexibility using Resources
    • Koan 1: Initialising the ApplicationContext with a file loaded directly from the filesystem
  • Building Spring Beans with Custom Factories
    • Koan 1: Creating and Configuring a Traditional Singleton Class’s using Spring
  • Modules and Profiles: Breaking up your Spring XML Configuration
    • Koan 1: Dividing your configuration up into multiple XML files
  • From Creation to Destruction: Getting to know your Spring Bean’s lifecycle
    • Koan 1: Changing the Definition of your Spring Beans at Runtime
  • Spring AOP
    • Koan 1: Working with instantiated spring beans before they are finally made available using a Bean Post Processors
    • Defeating XML Hell on its own turf
  • Driving Configuration with Annotations
  • Driving Configuration with Java - JavaConfig
  • Extending Spring
  • Organising your Spring Components - Design and Architecture

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