Sam Brannen is a Senior Software Consultant with over 14 years' experience and co-founder of Swiftmind, a software consulting agency in Zürich, Switzerland. At Swiftmind Sam helps international clients achieve best practices in agile software development, architecture, design, implementation, and testing of enterprise Java applications using the Spring Framework and a plethora of open source technologies. In his consulting role, Sam most enjoys leading work shops, code reviews, coaching, and training clients.
Sam is a popular speaker at conferences on Java, Spring, and OSGi. He is also an active core committer for the Spring Framework, lead author of "Spring in a Nutshell" from O'Reilly, author of the Spring TestContext Framework, and was previously a core developer of SpringSource dm Server (a.k.a., Eclipse Virgo).
Over the years, Sam has helped clients build applications in various business sectors ranging from e-commerce to banking, retail, automotive, and social communities. When not in front of his computer, Sam enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
This session will give attendees an overview of the new testing features in Spring 3.1 as well the new Spring MVC test support. Sam Brannen will demonstrate how to use the Spring TestContext Framework to write integration tests for Java-based Spring configuration using @Configuration classes. He'll then compare and contrast this approach with XML-based configuration and follow up with a discussion of the new testing support for bean definition profiles. Next, Rossen Stoyanchev will show attendees how testing server-side code with annotated controllers and client-side code with the RestTemplate just got a whole lot easier with the new Spring MVC test support. Come to this session to see these new Spring testing features in action and learn how you can get involved in the Spring MVC Test Support project.
The most complete reference available for the Spring 3.x framework, Spring in a Nutshell provides all of the details you need to configure and build lightweight enterprise applications on the Java platform -- ideal whether you're new to Spring or familiar with previous versions of this popular open source framework.
You'll quickly get up to speed on the fundamentals of Spring and how it enables you to write clean and simple applications with code that's portable, reusable, testable, and maintainable. You'll also discover how flexible this framework really is. This book provides techniques that will help you use Spring in a single class within your application, in a single application layer, or throughout your entire application, from the top to the bottom.