Spring Roo 1.1 Cookbook

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 460 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (October 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849514585
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849514583

eBook Description:

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

  • 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

Spring Roo 1.1 Cookbook: Working with Roo-generated Web Applications

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.

A fast-paced guide that helps you effectively use Spring Roo for developing enterprise applications.

What you will learn from this book :

  • 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


This is a cookbook full of recipes with the essential code explained clearly and comprehensively. The recipes are organized so well that you will have no problems in using this cookbook as a reference too.

Who this book is written 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.

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