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Spring MVC Cookbook

By : Alexandre Bretet, Alex Bretet
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Spring MVC Cookbook

By: Alexandre Bretet, Alex Bretet

Overview of this book

Spring MVC is a lightweight application framework that comes with a great configuration by default. Being part of the Spring Framework, it naturally extended and supported it with an amazing set of recognizable annotations. External libraries can be plugged in and plugged out. It also possesses a request flow. Complete support of REST web services makes the Spring architecture an extremely consistent choice to support your front-end needs and Internet transformations. From the design of your Maven modules, you will achieve an Enterprise-standard for a stateless REST application based on Spring and Spring MVC with this book. This guide is unique in its style as it features a massive overview of practical development techniques brought together from the Spring ecosystem, the new JEE standards, the JavaScript revolution and Internet of Things. You will begin with the very first steps of Spring MVC's product design. Focused on deployment, viability, and maintainability, you will learn the use of Eclipse, Maven, and Git. You will walk through the separation of concerns driven by the microservices principles. Using Bootstrap and AngularJS, you will develop a responsive front-end, capable of interacting autonomously with a REST API. Later in the book, you will setup the Java Persistence API (JPA) within Spring; learn how to configure your Entities to reflect your domain needs, and discover Spring Data repositories. You will analyze how Spring MVC responds to complex HTTP requests. You will implement Hypermedia and HATEOAS to guide your customer's stateless conversation with the product and see how a messaging-service based on WebSocket can be configured. Finally you will learn how to set up and organize different levels of automated-tests, including logging and monitoring.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Spring MVC Cookbook
About the Author
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Configuring a controller with simple URL mapping

This recipe introduces the Spring MVC controller with its simplest implementation.

Getting ready

We will discover later on, and especially in Chapter 3, Working with Java Persistence and Entities, that Spring MVC is a great tool to build a REST API. Here, we will focus on how to create a controller that prints some content in the response.

Starting with this recipe, we will be using GIT to follow each iteration that has been made to develop the cloudstreetmarket application. After the initial setup, you will appreciate how smoothly you can upgrade.

How to do it...

This recipe comes with two initial sections for installing and configuring GIT.

Downloading and installing GIT

  1. To download GIT, go to the GIT download page at Select the right product corresponding to your environment (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, or Solaris).

  2. To install GIT for Linux and Solaris, execute the suggested installation commands using the system's native...