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Not perfect but damn useful,
This review is from: Spring: A Developer's Notebook (Paperback)Personally I found this book has a very useful role. Due to its scope and flexibility Spring can sometimes be pretty intimidating. I have been repeatedly reading through 'Spring in Action' and 'Professional Java Development with Spring'. They are both great books but contain so many abstract concepts that it can be hard to take in.
This book is useful because it takes a concrete (and realistic) example, and explains why you need to be using the various parts of the Spring framework. After reading the other books several times each and still feeling confused, I found that this book had me understanding everything within minutes. It is useful for getting you up and running quickly but certainly doesn't cover everything - you still need the other books.