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Spring Roo 1.1 Cookbook

By : Ashish Sarin, Ashish Kumar Sarin, Brian Fitzpatrick
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Spring Roo 1.1 Cookbook

By: Ashish Sarin, Ashish Kumar Sarin, Brian Fitzpatrick

Overview of this book

Spring Roo is an easy-to-use productivity tool for rapidly developing Java enterprise applications using well-recognized frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate, AspectJ, Spring Web Flow, Spring Security, GWT, and so on. Spring Roo takes care of creating maven-enabled projects, enterprise application architecture based on your choice of technologies, unit/integration tests based on your choice of testing framework, and so on. The bottom line is that if you're using Spring, then you must consider using Spring Roo for increased productivity. Spring Roo 1.1 Cookbook brings together a collection of recipes that demonstrate how the Spring Roo developer tool simplifies rapidly developing enterprise applications using standard technologies/frameworks such as JPA, GWT, Spring, Flex, Spring Web Flow, Spring Security, and so on. It introduces readers to developing enterprise applications for the real world using Spring Roo tool. The book starts off with basic recipes to make readers comfortable with using Spring Roo tool. As the book progresses, readers are introduced to more sophisticated features supported by Spring Roo in the context of a Flight Booking application. In a step-by-step by fashion, each recipe shows how a particular activity is performed, what Spring Roo does when a command is executed, and why it is important in the context of the application being developed. Initially, you make a quick start with using Spring Roo through some simple recipes. Then you learn how Spring Roo simplifies creating the persistence layer of an enterprise application using JPA. You are introduced to the various roo commands to create JPA entities, create relationships between JPA entities, create integration tests using Spring TestContext framework, and so on. Following this, the book shows you how Spring Roo simplifies creating the web layer of an enterprise application using Spring Web MVC, Spring Web Flow, and how to create selenium tests for controller objects. Subsequently, we focus on using Spring-BlazeDS, GWT, JSON, and so on. Spring Roo commands that are used to incorporate e-mail/messaging features into an enterprise application are demonstrated next. Finally, we wrap it up with some miscellaneous recipes that show how to extend Spring Roo via add-ons, incorporate security, create cloud-ready applications, remove Spring Roo from your enterprise application, and so on.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Spring Roo 1.1 Cookbook
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

About the Reviewers

Tobias Lütticke has more than 11 years of experience in the software field. As a consultant and software architect, he has shaped various mission-critical applications for German blue chip companies and his current employer. His background also includes project management and teaching of software development best practices. Early in his career Tobias developed a passion for Open Source and agile development methodologies that still drives his work. He is fortunate to have been involved in the successful delivery of two major Roo-based projects; one of them is a public-facing geographic information system almost entirely built with Open Source components.

Tobias is a certified Scrum Master, Project Management Professional (PMP), and he holds a Computer Science degree from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Excellence University, Germany.

Currently, he works as a Senior Application Solution Architect for a New Zealand government entity, where he architects enterprise applications and leads development teams to see his solutions through to fruition.

Tobias enjoys writing and shares his experience in the software development space through articles he publishes in various magazines as well as through his book on OpenSSH.

John J. Ryan III is the founder and Director of Systems Engineering for Princigration ™ LLC. He specializes in portal web development and system integration of Java based technologies. He has extensive experience in data-centric systems across a wide array of technology stacks and implementation languages. John has a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and an MS in Systems Engineering from Southern Methodist University.

John says, "Don't measure a person's skill by what they can recite. Measure their ability to pick up a new skill or define a new problem. Life and business is about solving new problems, not reciting technical verse."

In addition to the technical review of this publication, John has participated in several Spring and Portal based book reviews and considers himself an expert in only one area, quickly becoming effective in any domain.