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Spring Roo 1.1 Cookbook

Ashish Sarin

Over 60 recipes to help you speed up the development of your Java web applications using the Spring Roo development tool
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849514583
Paperback460 pages

About This Book

  • Learn what goes on behind the scenes when using Spring Roo and how to migrate your existing Spring applications to use Spring Roo
  • Incrementally develop a Flight Booking enterprise application from scratch as various features of Spring Roo are introduced
  • Develop custom add-ons to extend Spring Roo features
  • Full of tips and code for addressing common concerns related to developing a real enterprise application using Spring Roo

Who This Book Is For

Spring Roo 1.1 Cookbook is for developers new to the Spring Roo tool but with experience developing applications using Spring framework, AspectJ, JPA, GWT, and technologies/frameworks supported by Spring Roo. If you are new to the Spring framework, then it is recommended to refer to a text covering Spring, before reading this Cookbook.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Spring Roo
Setting up Roo
Using Spring Roo with Eclipse/STS
Getting help and hints from Roo
Creating a Roo project
Importing a Roo project into Eclipse or IntelliJ IDEA IDE
Configuring logging
Viewing properties defined in a properties file
Managing properties defined in a properties file
Creating a Java class
Moving existing Spring projects to use Spring Roo
Adding attributes to a Java class
Creating a Java interface
Referring to a type from the Roo shell
Creating application artifacts from Roo script
Chapter 2: Persisting Objects Using JPA
Setting up a JPA provider for your project
Viewing database configuration properties
Managing database configuration properties
Creating persistent entities
Adding JSR 303 constraints to persistent fields
Controlling auto-generated methods of persistent entities
Creating integration tests for persistent entities
Creating new 'data on demand' for testing entities
Creating mock tests for persistent entities
Executing persistent entities tests
Creating applications that interact with multiple databases
Packaging your Roo project
Chapter 3: Advanced JPA Support in Spring Roo
Viewing candidate dynamic finder methods
Adding dynamic finder methods to an entity
Creating a many-to-one (or one-to-one) relationship between entities
Creating a one-to-many (or many-to-many)relationship between entities
Creating a mapped superclass
Customizing Roo-generated identifier definition
Generating database metadata
Creating entities from a database
Chapter 4: Web Application Development with Spring Web MVC
Auto-generating Spring MVC controllers andJSPX views from JPA entities
Packaging, deploying, and using aRoo-generated Spring MVC application
Modifying Roo-generated views
Round-tripping support in Spring Roofor web controllers and views
Creating a Spring MVC controller for a specific JPA entity
Manually creating a Spring MVC controller for a JPA entity
Adding static views to a Roo-generated web application
Internationalizing Roo-generated web applications
Adding or modifying themes generated by Roo
Adding JSON support to domain objects and controllers
Creating and executing Selenium tests for web controllers
Chapter 5: Web Application Development with GWT, Flex, and Spring Web Flow
Scaffolding GWT applications from JPA entities
Getting started with Flex application development
Scaffolding a Flex application from JPA entities
Getting started with Spring Web Flow
Chapter 6: Emailing, Messaging, Spring Security, Solr, and GAE
Sending e-mails using JavaMail API
Sending and receiving JMS messages
Configuring Spring Security for your application
Using Spring Security with Apache Directory Server
Deploying a GWT application on GAE
Deploying a Spring Web MVC application on GAE
Adding search capability to your domain model with Sol
Chapter 7: Developing Add-ons and Removing Roo from Projects
Setting up GnuPG for add-on development
Installing an installable add-on
Developing a simple add-on
Developing an advanced add-on
Converting non-OSGi JDBC drivers into OSGi-compliant bundles
Removing Roo with push-in refactoring
Adding Roo to a project using pull-out refactoring
Upgrading to the latest version of Roo

What You Will Learn

  • Get started with the Spring Roo development tool
  • Create the persistence layer of an application using JPA support in Spring Roo
  • Create web applications using Spring Web MVC, Spring Web Flow, GWT, Flex-BlazeDS, and so on
  • Extend Spring Roo by creating custom add-ons
  • Remove Spring Roo from enterprise applications
  • Migrate existing applications to use Spring Roo
  • Test enterprise applications using Spring's TestContext framework (for the persistence layer) and Selenium (for web-tier controllers)
  • Get tips on how to effectively use Spring Roo for developing enterprise applications
  • Create applications for Google App Engine using Spring Roo
  • Learn about round-tripping support in Spring Roo
  • Add security using Spring Security support in Spring Roo

In Detail

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.


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