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Apache Tomcat 7 by Aleksa Vukotic, James Goodwill

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C H A P T E R  11

Integrating Spring MVC Framework

Java Servlet API provides a rich and customizable framework for the development of web applications. However, in the professional Java development world, that is often not enough. While Java Servlet API provides low-level interfaces and classes for interaction with web requests, efficient programming often requires an abstraction layer on top of the core servlet components. We are going to take a look at one such framework in this chapter: Spring MVC. In this chapter we are going to

  • Describe the Model-View-Controller pattern, which is the core part of Spring MVC
  • Discuss the Front Controller pattern that Spring MVC also implements
  • Introduce the Spring framework, of which Spring MVC is part ...

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