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Servlet & JSP: A Tutorial, Second Edition by Budi Kurniawan

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Chapter 23

Introduction to Spring MVC

In Chapter 11, “Application Design” you learned that Model 2, the widely used design of modern web applications, follow the MVC pattern. You also learned the advantages of the Model 2 architecture and how to build Model 2 applications. Spring MVC is a web framework that helps developers write MVC applications more rapidly. Spring MVC is part of Spring Framework.

This chapter starts by discussing the benefits of Spring MVC and how it expedites Model 2 application development. It also discusses some basic components of Spring MVC, such as the Dispatcher Servlet, and teaches you how to write “old-style” and “new-style” controllers.

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If you are new to Spring Framework, Appendix F, “Spring Framework” ...

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