Southern Ohio Software Symposium
August 15 - 17, 2008 - Cincinnati, OH
SpringSource Principal & Founding Partner
Keith Donald is a principal and founding partner at SpringSource, the company behind Spring and a division of VMware. At SpringSource, Keith is a full-time member of the Spring development team focusing on web application development productivity. He is also the architect behind SpringSource's state-of-the-art training curriculum, which has provided practical Spring training to over 10,000 students worldwide.
Over his career, Keith, an experienced enterprise software developer and mentor, has built business applications for customers spanning a diverse set of industries including banking, network management, information assurance, education, retail, and healthcare. He is particularly skilled at translating business requirements into technical solutions.
Spring Web MVC is a popular web framework, and the base platform for powering Spring-based web applications.
Version 2.5 introduces significant new features that simplify the core MVC programming model, including support for annotated @Controllers.
Come to this session to get an update on the state of Spring Web, see how to put these technologies into practice, and learn what's coming in Spring Web 3.0.
This session will walk through using Spring.js to add a number of rich web capabilities to your applications, including: - Decorating standard HTML links and forms with Ajax events - Linking in partial updates to a page - Adding effects such as progress indicators, blinds, and popups - Performing client-side validation
Web Flow is a Spring Web MVC extension that allows you to define Controllers using a higher-order domain-specific-language. This language is designed to model user interactions that require several requests into the server to complete, or may be invoked from different contexts. This session dives deep into the features of the Web Flow definition language, and illustrates how to use it to create sophisticated controller modules.
In this session you will learn: - How to implement reusable controller modules as self-contained bundles that can be refreshed without container restart - How to solve the back button problem and duplicate submit problem - How to handle Ajax events and render partial responses - How to simply data access concerns and prevent lazy loading exceptions by using flow-managed persistence - How to secure flows, including their startup - How to test your controller logic - General best-practices for designing and implementing flows - Techniques for achieving flow reuse, including use of flow definition inheritance - Guidelines for deploying flows alongside Spring Web MVC multi-action @Controllers - How to implement common user interaction patterns such as master detail, wizard, and tabbed UI.