Summary and Info
The Spring Framework is the de-facto leading open source agile enterprise Java meta-framework and serves as an alternative to using J2EE/Java EE. With the release of Spring Framework 3.x, Spring continues its phenomenal growth in adoption according to Evans Data below. For organizations of all sizes, 47% responded that they use Spring today. 73% of all organizations responded that they use Spring or plan to use Spring within two years. 83% of organizations with 500 or more developers are using Spring today. This is further confirmed by preliminary results from a 2008 Java Trends Survey compiled by The ServerSide, which shows a 78% adoption of Spring. Spring Enterprise Recipes lets readers get down and dirty with the suite of tools, extensions, plug-ins, modules and more that they will need for server-side, enterprise and even mission critical Java-based transaction-based systems that can be highly scalable and complex.