@ModelAttribute in Spring MVC

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In this tutorial I will explain one of the most important annotation used in Spring MVC @ModelAttribute. This annotation can be used as the method arguments or before the method declaration. The primary objective of this annotation to bind the request parameters or form fields to an model object. The model object can be formed […]

@RequestHeader in Spring MVC

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In this tutorial, I would go through an example for how to use @RequestHeader annotation. Every request has a request header part with the set of details sent to the web server. Typically request headers contains the details about browser version, language, what it will accept from the server, etc. are sent to inform the […]

Introduction To Spring MVC Test Framework

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One of the new features introduced with Spring Framework 3.2 release is Spring MVC Test Framework. It is an improvement from the previous versions and added more testing capabilities. For a web application developer, unit testing the web applications are always a challenging point. Getting a real time test environment for web applications require lot […]

@PathVariable – URI Template Patterns in Spring MVC

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This tutorial explains how to customize / template pattern on  request URI for Spring MVC web application. @RequestMapping annotation used for defining the request URL for the class level and method levels. It is generic annotation where developer can configure the relative paths inside application context. However, it doesn’t offer flexible URI patterns on its own. […]

How To Build Spring MVC Web Application With Maven?

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In my previous tutorial I have explained about how to create a web application using the Maven tool. This tutorial explains how to build your web application project using the Maven artifacts. What is artifacts?. Every framework developer have the repository to store their packages where maven would download from the given artifact id. This […]

Spring MVC Annotations

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Annotations are introduced from the Java 5.o release. Annotations brought one of the major change to the Java programming style by eliminating the XML configurations and replaced with @ symbol annotations for everything. Since then, all the major Java frameworks have started implementing the annotations support for their release. Spring Framework has started using the […]

Spring MVC Example

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This tutorial explains simple Hello World Example for start  learning Spring MVC. We have published several tutorials on advanced concepts using spring framework, including spring mvc examples. However, this post is just re-post for the beginners just want to write a bare minimum code for setting up the spring mvc project. If you have any […]

Annotation Based Bean Wiring @Autowired in Spring framework

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Since Spring 2.5, one of the most interesting ways of wiring beans in Spring has been to use annotations to automatically wire bean properties. Auto wiring with annotations isn’t much different than using the autowire attribute in XML. But it does allow for more fine-grained auto wiring, where you can selectively annotate certain properties for […]

Spring with Apache Velocity

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Introduction Spring is an open source framework, created by Rod Johnson. We can develop many kinds of applications using Springwhich includes basic java programs and enterprise applications. Any Java application can benefit from Spring in terms of simplicity, testability, and loose coupling. Spring supports integration with Struts, WebWork, Apache velocity , Hibernate, JDO, TopLink, EJB, […]

Introduction to Spring Converters and Formatters

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Introduction In this article, we will provide introductory details on Spring Converters and Formatters. Converter components are used for converting one type to another type and also to provide a cleaner separation by forcing to place all such conversion related code in one single place. Spring already supports built-in converters for the commonly used types […]