Review of Just Spring | Madhusudhan Konda

I have just finished reading Just Spring, by Madhusudhan Konda, after taking on some minor roles in certain Java projects. With Spring now the renowned framework when Java is mentioned as an approach to a solution, it is vital that the fundaments of the framework is understood, and having a book that is solely focused on that idea, separating non-essential information and allowing the reader to enjoy the Spring framework in itself, no interference with Hibernate and other concepts, the author does an amicable job.  

The author deals with important framework concepts, as they present in other languages and their frameworks, such as

dependency injection



, and deals with the data-management aspects such as

Spring Data

. This book is aimed at someone who is a fan of


, the quick 'let-me-plug-this-into-my-solution' where you just read up on the chapter and apply the sample code to your own work, no fuss. The book itself is not as thick as some of the other Spring books, which encourages someone wanting to shortcut his or her way into an enterprise application, applying an enterprise-standard framework.

I find this book easy to read, the author's context is understandable and sensible, and as far as Java books go, this comes highly recommended. 62 easy pages to follow, so you can bridge your understanding from uni-java knowledge to applying this wonderful framework.

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Concise: [rating=4]

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PriorKnowledge: J2EE/Java

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Author: Eric Sarrion TitleJust Spring, 1st Edition Publisher: O'Reilly MediaYear: July 2011