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Markus Stäuble, Sven Lüppken

Master Spring's well-designed web frameworks to develop powerful web applications
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847195425
Paperback200 pages

About This Book

 

  • Design, develop, and test your web applications using the Spring Web Flow 2 framework
  • Enhance your web applications with progressive AJAX, Spring security integration, and Spring Faces
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest version of Spring Web Flow
  • Walk through the creation of a bug tracker web application with clear explanations

Who This Book Is For

This book is targeted at Java web application developers who want to work on Spring Web Flow. This book is a must-read for those who desire to bridge the gap between the popular web framework and the popular application framework. It requires prior knowledge of the Spring framework, but no prior knowledge of Spring Web Flow.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Three cornerstones: Spring, Spring MVC, and Spring Web Flow
What is Spring Web Flow
The new major release: Spring Web Flow 2.0
Introduction to a new version
Summary
Chapter 2: Setup for Spring Web Flow 2
Installation of Spring Web Flow 2
Support for developers
A sample for a quick start
Summary
Chapter 3: The Basics of Spring Web Flow 2
Elements of a flow
Configuration
The complete flow for the example
Summary
Chapter 4: Spring Faces
Enabling Spring Faces support
Using Spring Faces
Integration with other JavaServer Faces component libraries
Summary
Chapter 5: Mastering Spring Web Flow
Subflows
Spring JavaScript
The Web Flow configuration
Summary
Chapter 6: Testing Spring Web Flow Applications
How to test a Spring Web Flow application
Summary
Chapter 7: Security
Introducing Spring Security
Installing Spring Security
Basic authentication with Spring Security
Using Spring Security with Spring Web Flow
Summary

What You Will Learn

 

  • Explore the features of Spring Web Flow 2 to develop powerful applications
  • Extend the framework to take it beyond its out-of-the-box feature set
  • Get started with Spring Faces, Spring JavaScript, and Spring Binding and improve the handling of the web flow
  • Test your Spring application and rest assured of its quality before going live
  • Secure your web applications using Spring Security and Spring Web Flow
  • Integrate JavaServer Faces (JSF) with Spring Web Flow to organize and manage the storage of data inside your web application

In Detail

Many web applications need to take the user through a defined series of steps such as e-commerce checkouts or user registrations. Spring Web Flow works well for rich and flexible user interaction, additionally it helps you to describe the flow of websites in complex processes. Spring Web Flow 2 provides the perfect way to build these kinds of features, keeping them secure, reliable, and easy to maintain.

This book provides a platform on which you can build your own applications and services. It gives detailed information on Spring basics and covers core topics involving testing, security, and so on. We develop a complete, robust web application using the latest version of Spring, where page navigation is done on-the-fly.

This book teaches you how to work with Spring Web Flow. It covers both basic and advanced aspects and provides a detailed reference of the features Spring Web Flow. The book helps readers to extend the framework.

The integration of Spring and Java Server Pages is clearly explained in the book. The book also explains the essential modules of the complete Spring framework stack and teaches how to manage the control flow of a Spring web application.

The Spring Faces module will provide integration between Spring Web Flow and Java Server Faces (JSF). Testing, an important aspect of the software development process is covered towards the end; the question of how to test a Spring Web Flow application is answered.

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