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Spring Data

By : Petri Kainulainen
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Spring Data

By: Petri Kainulainen

Overview of this book

Spring Framework has always had a good support for different data access technologies. However, developers had to use technology-specific APIs, which often led to a situation where a lot of boilerplate code had to be written in order to implement even the simplest operations. Spring Data changed all this. Spring Data makes it easier to implement Spring-powered applications that use cloud-based storage services, NoSQL databases, map-reduce frameworks or relational databases. "Spring Data" is a practical guide that is full of step-by-step instructions and examples which ensure that you can start using the Java Persistence API and Redis in your applications without extra hassle. This book provides a brief introduction to the underlying data storage technologies, gives step-by-step instructions that will help you utilize the discussed technologies in your applications, and provides a solid foundation for expanding your knowledge beyond the concepts described in this book. You will learn an easier way to manage your entities and to create database queries with Spring Data JPA. This book also demonstrates how you can add custom functions to your repositories. You will also learn how to use the Redis key-value store as data storage and to use its other features for enhancing your applications. "Spring Data" includes all the practical instructions and examples that provide you with all the information you need to create JPA repositories with Spring Data JPA and to utilize the performance of Redis in your applications by using Spring Data Redis.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Implementing a CRUD application

This section describes two different ways for implementing a CRUD application that is used to manage contact information. First, we will learn how we can implement a CRUD application by using the default serializer of the RedisTemplate class. Second, we will learn how we can use value serializers and implement a CRUD application that stores our data in JSON format.

Both of these applications will also share the same domain model. This domain model consists of two classes: Contact and Address. The information content of these classes has already been described in Chapter 2, Getting Started with Spring Data JPA. However, we have made the following changes to these classes:

  • We removed the JPA specific annotations from them

  • We use these classes in our web layer as form objects and they no longer have any other methods than getters and setters

The domain model is not the only thing that is shared by these examples. They also share the interface that declares the service...