Spring Roo in Action

Spring Roo in Action is a unique book that teaches you how to code Java in Roo, with a particular focus on Spring-based applications. Through hands-on examples, you’ll learn how Roo creates well-formed application structures and supports best practices and tools. Plus, you’ll get a quick-and-dirty guide to setting up Roo effectively in your environment.

Roo is a lightweight Java console shell that simplifies compile-time tasks. It improves productivity by enforcing correct coding practices and patterns and integrates with mainstream Java technologies, including ActiveMQ, GWT, JPA, and OSGi. And, when you finish coding, it gets out of the way so there’s no runtime impact.

Spring Roo in Action teaches you to code Java more efficiently using Roo. With the help of many examples, it shows you how to build application components from the database layer to the user interface. The book takes a test-first approach and points out how Roo can help automate many of the mundane details of coding Java apps. Along the way, you’ll address important topics like security, messaging, and cloud computing.

This book is for Java developers who want to get more productive by using Roo.

What’s Inside

  • Learn Roo from the ground up
  • Integrate with existing projects
  • Create custom add-ons
  • Use Roo with Spring

Table of Contents
Part 1: Starting Spring apps rapidly with Roo
Chapter 1. What is Spring Roo?
Chapter 2. Getting started with Roo

Part 2: Databases and entities
Chapter 3. Database persistence with entities
Chapter 4. Relationships, JPA, and advanced persistence

Part 3: Web development
Chapter 5. Rapid web applications with Roo
Chapter 6. Advanced web applications
Chapter 7. RIA and other web frameworks
Chapter 8. Configuring security

Part 4: Integration
Chapter 9. Testing your application
Chapter 10. Enterprise services—email and messaging
Chapter 11. Roo add-ons
Chapter 12. Advanced add-ons and deployment

Part 5: Roo in the cloud
Chapter 13. Cloud computing
Chapter 14. Workflow applications using Spring Integration

Book Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Manning Publications (April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193518296X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935182962
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