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Pro Spring 3 by Clarence Ho

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C H A P T E R  2

Getting Started

Often the hardest part of coming to grips with any new development tool is knowing where to begin. Typically, this problem is worse when the tool offers as many choices as Spring. Fortunately, getting started with Spring isn’t actually that hard if you know where to look first. In this chapter, we present you with all the basic knowledge you need to get off to a flying start. Specifically, we will look at the following:

  • Obtaining Spring: The first logical step is to obtain or build the Spring JAR files. If you want to get up and running quickly with the standard Spring distribution, simply download the latest Spring distribution from the Spring web site at www.springframework.org. However, if you want to be ...

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