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February 2006 Meeting Information

February 14, 2006
Enhancing Applications Development with the Spring Framework

Paul Furbacher will be demonstrating a "grab bag" of Spring functionality that simplifies the applications development process. With the power of Spring, you can (a) make applications, such as Hibernate, much easier to use, (b) simplify the use of Velocity templating, and (c) perform unit tests which read and write to your database. Specific items he plans to cover include:
  • Develop a utility to generate the necessary source code for database access since much of this work is repetitive
  • Use Middlegen to produce Hibernate mappings from a complex database
  • Use a Hibernate extension tool, hbm2java, to create the Java classes which map to the tables in the database, complete with relationships
  • Discuss Spring's support for Velocity, and show how to merge templates with dynamic data to produce DAO and JUnit test cases for those DAO classes
  • Show how Spring's support for unit testing makes life easier once test cases are written
  • Look at Spring's support for sending email messages from an application, and use templates to create those messages

Meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad second floor meeting hall starting promptly at 7:30pm. Meetings are open to the public, and visitors are encouraged to join ACGNJ.

SIG Leader Mike Redlich
Phone: (908) 246-0410