Virtual | July 4th-7th, 2023 | Spring: Core Training - 4 days – GOTO Academy NL
Virtual | July 4th-7th, 2023 | Spring: Core Training - 4 days

GOTO Academy NL

Virtual | July 4th-7th, 2023 | Spring: Core Training - 4 days


€ 2,399.00

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Core Spring at a glance


€2,399 excl. VAT


4 days, 09:00-17:00

Location & Delivery

Location: Zoom

Course delivered in English 

Interesting for:


Developers with a good understanding of Java. No experience with Spring Framework necessary.


GOTO Academy is the official partner of VMware Spring and the exclusive provider of public Spring certification courses in the Netherlands. 

Spring: Core Training is our 4-day flagship Spring Framework masterclass. In this masterclass, you will build a Spring-powered Java application that demonstrates the Spring Framework and other Spring technologies such as Spring Boot, Spring Data, AOP and Spring Security in an intensely productive, hands-on setting.


A masterclass that is highly interactive, intensive and hands-on, led by one of our experienced trainers. The focus of this course is not simply to explain Spring features and how to use them, but also on the fundamental architectural issues. It is important to know how to use certain parts of a framework, but it is even more important to be able to decide when to use them. 


Why should you attend?

  • Highly experienced trainers who still work as developers themselves.
  • Tips, tricks and real-world examples in addition to the official course materials.
  • Certification courses that match the exam topics 
  •  Gain real skills that you can start using in your Spring project immediately. 

       This Masterclass will cover:

  • Spring configuration using Java Configuration and Annotations 
  • Aspect oriented programming with Spring
  • Testing Spring applications using JUnit 5
  • Spring Data Access - JDBC, JPA and Spring Data
  • Spring Transaction Management
  • Simplifying applications with Spring Boot
  • Spring Boot auto-configuration, starters and properties
  • Build a simple MVC application using Spring Boot, embedded Web Server and fat JARs or classic WARs
  • Implementing REST with Spring MVC and RestTemplate
  • Spring Security
  • Enable and extend metrics and monitoring capabilities using Spring Boot actuator
  • Utilize Spring Boot enhancements to testing


       Agenda: Day 1 

  •  Spring Overview
    •  What is the Spring Framework
    •  The DI Container
    •  The Spring Framework History and EcoSystem
  •  Java Configuration
    •  Java configuration and the Spring application context
    •  @Configuration and @Bean annotations
    •  @Import: working with multiple configuration files
    •  Defining bean scopes
    •  Launching a Spring Application and obtaining Beans
  •  More Java Configuration
    •  External properties & Property sources
    •  Environment abstraction
    •  Using bean profiles
    •  Spring Expression Language (SpEL)
  •  Annotation and Component Scanning
    •  Component scanning
    •  Autowiring using @Autowired
    •  Java configuration versus annotations, mixing.
    •  Lifecycle annotations: @PostConstruct and @PreDestroy
    •  Stereotypes and meta-annotations
  •  Inside the Spring Container
    •  The Spring Bean Lifecycle
    •  The BeanFactoryPostProcessor interception point
    •  The BeanPostProcessor interception point
    •  Spring Bean Proxies
    •  @Bean method return types

       Agenda: Day 2 

  •  Introducing Aspect-oriented programming
    •  What problems does AOP solve?
    •  Defining pointcut expressions
    •  Implementing various types of advice
  •  Testing a Spring-based Application
    •  Spring and Test-Driven Development
    •  Spring 5 integration testing with JUnit 5
    •  Application context caching and the @DirtiesContext annotation
    •  Profile selection with @ActiveProfiles
    •  Easy test data setup with @Sql
  •  JDBC Simplification with JdbcTemplate
    •  How Spring integrates with existing data access technologies
    •  Spring‘s JdbcTemplate
    •  DataAccessException hierarchy
  •  Transaction Management with Spring
    •  Transaction overview
    •  Transaction management with Spring
    •  Transaction propagation and rollback rules
    •  Transactions and integration testing

       Agenda: Day 3  

  •  Spring Boot – A closer look
    •  Dependency management using Spring Boot starters
    •  How auto-configuration works
    •  Configuration properties
    •  Overriding auto-configuration
    •  Using CommandLineRunner
  •  Spring Boot – Spring Data JPA
    •  Quick introduction to ORM with JPA
    •  Benefits of using Spring with JPA
    •  JPA configuration in Spring
    •  Configuring Spring JPA using Spring Boot
    •  Spring Data JPA dynamic repositories
  •  Web Applications with Spring Boot
    •  Introduction to Spring MVC and request processing
    •  Controller method signatures
    •  Using @Controller, @RestController and @GetMapping annotations
    •  Configuring Spring MVC with Spring Boot
    •  Spring Boot packaging options, JAR or WAR


           Agenda: Day 4

    •  RESTful Application with Spring Boot
      •  An introduction to the REST architectural style
      •  Controlling HTTP response codes with @ResponseStatus
      •  Implementing REST with Spring MVC, @RequestMapping, @RequestBody and @ResponseBody
      •  Spring MVC’s HttpMessageConverters and automatic content negotiation
    •  Spring Boot Testing
      •  Spring Boot testing overview
      •  Integration testing using @SpringBootTest
      •  Web slice testing with MockMvc framework
      •  Slices to test different layers of the application
    •  Securing REST Application with Spring Security
      •  What problems does Spring Security solve?
      •  Configuring authentication
      •  Implementing authorization by intercepting URLs
      •  Authorization at the Java method level
      •  Understanding the Spring Security filter chain
      •  Spring security testing
    •  Actuators, Metrics and Health Indicators
      •  Exposing Spring Boot Actuator endpoints
      •  Custom Metrics
      •  Health Indicators
      •  Creating custom Health Indicators
      •  External monitoring systems

      ** This masterclass is approximately 40% theory and 60% exercises. All labs are supervised with the trainer on-hand to provide answers to individual questions and provide coaching.


      Are there any prerequisites?

      We assume that participants have a good understanding of the core Java APIs, as well as a basic knowledge of general concepts like JavaEE APIs such as JTA and the Servlet API. As we cover object-relational mapping technologies (ORM) we also assume basic knowledge of ORM concepts and JPA. The masterclass is hands-on. Developers are expected to bring their own laptop.