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3.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to Spring, but faulty code examples, 1 Sep 2011
This review is from: Just Spring (Paperback)
This is a lightweight introduction to Spring that gets down to business already at the beginning and allows a reader to quickly understand the basics of Spring, what it is used for, and what it can do. Other, more complete books on Spring, force a reader to go through several introductory chapters before allowing him/her to do anything even remotely useful with the Spring framework.
Having said this, my review would be more enthusiastic if, halfway through the book, I had not already found at least seven errors/omissions in the source code examples. Some had obvious solutions, while others forced me, as a Spring absolute beginner, to Google for answers to why the code was not compiling. The errors range from typos to the use of syntax no longer supported in current Spring versions (e.g., the use of singleton="true" and singleton="false" in Spring XML configuration, which is no longer accepted and must instead be written as scope="singleton" or scope="prototype", respectively). These errors should have been caught before publication, and would have been caught if the source code had been made available as downloadable book materials (at present, the directory of downloadable materials for this book at O'Reilly is empty).
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Initial post: 5 Sep 2011 19:35:50 BDT
Hello Enrico,

Thank you very much for your feedback and review. I sincerely appreciate your time. I am updating the code samples in the text - it should be available in a week or so, so please tuned in. Also, the full code should be available to download in a week too. Thank you for bringing the typos to my attention. Much appreciated.

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Madhu
www.madhusudhan.com
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2012 01:43:51 BDT
BedlamB says:
Great to see the author replying. I'll be buying this book.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2012 08:59:40 BDT
Thanks BedlamB :)! If you are in London, give me a shout :)

I do hope you'll enjoy reading this book.

Thanks
Madhu
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