- Quick start with Spring Tool Suite and reference application.
- Spring MVC essentials, including architecture, controllers, conventions.
- Using layouts and views, including composite views with Apache Tiles, and multiple rendering technologies like Excel, PDF in addition to the HTML.
- Processing form pages, including data binding, validation, and form tags.
I used Java Servlet and JSP about 10 years ago while working on a NMS project. At that time, there was no good MVC framework for developing a large web application. You had to program against the Java Servlet APIs directly. Jason Hunter’s book Java Servlet Programming was my favorite book.