Java 3: Building MVC Web Apps using Spring and Hibernate  Short Courses

Course Information

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Monday 30 April 2018 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £490.00 CS2581 Apply Now

Course Content

The Building MVC Web Applications using Spring and Hibernate course is suitable for students with a working knowledge of Java and a familiarity with creating web pages using HTML. Some knowledge of SQL and relational databases is also helpful.

Students will learn to understand the fundamental architecture of n-tiered web applications as they manually develop a library-like application with Java, Spring and Hibernate. The basics of web applications are explained before the focus moves onto the Spring and Hibernate frameworks which enable the implementation of scalable, dynamic, distributed applications developed for real-world, commercial scenarios.

Lastly, this course briefly covers representational state transfer (REST) and aspect oriented programming (AOP).

Tutor Info

Martin O'Shea graduated with a B.Sc. Computer Science from the University of North London (now London Metropolitan University) in 1998. He has worked as an analyst / programmer for various companies primarily using fourth-generation code-generating tools for the Windows PC and IBM AS400 mid-range platforms to extend and develop  financial and retail business systems.

More recently he completed an M.Sc. Advanced Information Systems at Birkbeck, University of London, and has spent the last few years writing Java-based web applications required of his part-time Ph.D. which researches the derivation of socially useful data from the semi-structured format of RSS feeds. He has experience teaching an array of programming languages and concepts such as Java, UML, object oriented programming and design, search engines and web technologies, problem solving and databases.


Working knowledge of Java and sound understanding of object-oriented principles. Students who have recently learned how to program following the Java 1: Object-Oriented Programming with Java, Part 1 route should take the Java 2 course before enrolling on this course. More experienced programmers can skip the Java 2 course, but might benefit from taking the two courses in conjunction.

What will I learn?

  • MVC and n-tier web application architectures.
  • Servlet lifecycle and mapping, servlet context, Java beans, session management and cookies.
  • Use of JSPs as view components, expression language (EL) and JSTL.
  • Database connectivity using JDBC (Java database connectivity) DBCP (database connection pooling), data access objects (DAOs) and object relational mapping (ORM), implemented with Apache Tomcat.
  • Spring's architecture, the dispatcher servlet, controllers, form configuration and validation, using Hibernate for database persistence.
  • Representational state transfer (REST) and aspect oriented programming (AOP)

Recommended Reading

There is no specific text book for this course. The materials are sourced from:

Williams, N. (2014), Professional Java for Web Applications, Wrox.

Liu, H. (2014), Spring 4 for Developing Enterprise Applications, An End-to-End Approach, PerfMath.

Murach, J. and Urban M. (2014), Murach's Java Servlets and JSP, 3rd Edition, Mike Murach & Associates.

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