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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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Defining useful EJB3 entities and relationships

This topic is critical because a well-designed mapping prevents errors, saves a lot of time and has a big impact on performance.

Getting ready

In this section, we are going to present most of the Entities that we needed for the application. A couple of implementation techniques (from inheritance types to relationship cases) have been chosen here and highlighted for example purposes.

The How it works… section will explain why and how things are defined in the way they are and what were the thoughts that drove us toward the Entities' definitions we made.

How to do it...

The following steps will help you create Entities in the application:

  1. All the changes from this recipe are located in the new package edu.zipcloud.cloudstreetmarket.core.entities. First, created three simple entities as shown here:

    • The User entity:

        public class User implements Serializable{
          private static final long serialVersionUID = 1990856213905768044L...