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Pro Spring MVC: With Web Flow

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  1. Title
  2. Dedication
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Contents
  5. Foreword
  6. About the Authors
  7. About the Technical Reviewer
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Introduction
  10. CHAPTER 1: Configuring a Spring Development Environment
    1. Prerequisites
    2. The Sample Application
    3. SpringSource Tool Suite (STS)
    4. Summary
  11. CHAPTER 2: Spring Framework Fundamentals
    1. The Spring Framework
    2. Dependency Injection
    3. ApplicationContexts
    4. Web Applications
    5. Summary
  12. CHAPTER 3: Web Application Architecture
    1. The MVC Pattern
    2. Application Layering
    3. Separation of Concerns
    4. Spring MVC Application Layers
    5. More Roads to Rome
    6. Summary
  13. CHAPTER 4: Spring MVC Architecture
    1. DispatcherServlet Request Processing Workflow
    2. The DispatcherServlet
    3. The Spring MVC Components
    4. Summary
  14. CHAPTER 5: Implementing Controllers
    1. Introducing Controllers
    2. Request-Handling Methods
    3. Writing Annotation-based Controllers
    4. Data Binding
    5. Internationalization
    6. Summary
  15. CHAPTER 6: Implementing Controllers — Advanced
    1. Using Scoped Beans
    2. Crosscutting Concerns
    3. Extending Spring @MVC
    4. Summary
  16. CHAPTER 7: REST and AJAX
    1. Representational State Transfer (REST)
    2. Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX)
    3. Handling File Uploads
    4. Summary
  17. CHAPTER 8: Resolving and Implementing Views
    1. View Resolvers and Views
    2. View Resolvers
    3. View Technologies
    4. Summary
  18. CHAPTER 9: Testing Spring MVC Applications
    1. Introducing Testing
    2. Setting Up a Basic Unit Test
    3. Testing Code Coverage
    4. Using Spring’s Test Support
    5. Using Mock Objects
    6. Testing Your MVC Logic
    7. Automated Front-End Testing
    8. Running the Front-End Tests via Gradle
    9. Summary
  19. CHAPTER 10: Spring Web Flow
    1. Why Web Flow
    2. The Basic Ingredients of a Flow
    3. Configuration
    4. Building Your First Flow
    5. Summary
  20. CHAPTER 11: Building Applications with Spring Web Flow
    1. Important Web Flow Concepts
    2. Enhancing the Bookstore
    3. Setting Variables and Accessing Scopes
    4. Controlling Action Execution
    5. Global Transitions
    6. Subflows
    7. Further Enhancing the Bookstore
    8. Subflow Input/Output Mapping
    9. Creating the Order Process as a Subflow
    10. End State
    11. Summary
  21. CHAPTER 12: Advanced Spring Web Flow
    1. Inheritance
    2. Web Flow Configuration Customizations
    3. Web Flow 1 Migration
    4. Exception Handling
    5. Explicit Form Binding
    6. Web Flow AJAX Support
    7. Flow Execution Listeners
    8. Flow Managed Persistence Context
    9. Summary
  22. CHAPTER 13: Spring Security
    1. Introducing Security
    2. Preparing the Example Application
    3. Securing Our Bookstore
    4. Going to the Database
    5. Securing Our Flows, the Right Way
    6. Transport Security
    7. Localization
    8. Role-Based Access Control
    9. Authorizing Access
    10. Summary
  23. APPENDIX A: Cloud Foundry: Deploying to the Cloud
    1. Cloud Computing
    2. Cloud Foundry
    3. Deploying Our Application
    4. Debugging with Cloud Foundry
    5. Summary
  24. Index
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C H A P T E R  8

Resolving and Implementing Views

So far we have mainly used Java Server Pages (JSP) as our view technology; however, Spring MVC provides a very powerful and flexible mechanism to resolve and implement views. We looked briefly at the view resolving mechanism in Chapter 4; in this chapter we will take a closer look at the different ViewResolver implementations and see how we can create and use our own implementation.

We will also see which view technologies are supported by Spring MVC out-of-the-box, and we will create some custom implementations. Before we dive into the internals, however, let’s recap the view rendering process and API.

View Resolvers and Views

In Chapter 4 we discussed the request processing workflow of the ...

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