Sam Brannen and Rossen Stoyanchev introduce the TestContext Framework, how to use @Configuration and environment profiles for testing with Spring 3.1, and the testing support available in Spring MVC.
Rossen Stoyanchev covers some of the new features available in Spring MVC 3.1: URI variable, Redirect & Flash attributes, UriComponentsBuilder, Multipart Request Support, and HDIV Integration.
Erik Lebel explains 3 presentation patterns used in Windows applications –MVP, MVC, MVVM-, demoing how the model, view, and control layers interact with each other.
Keith Donald presents the Spring MVC3 programming model, detailing with examples: mapping HTTP requests, binding requests/responses, rendering views, using data, handling exceptions and testing.
Beside doing an overview of the Grails framework, Jeff Brown shows how to write a Spring-integrated application in Grails with Beans, DI, Spring MVC, DB transaction management and remoting.
Keith Donald discusses the Spring 3.0 web stack, key features, demos of Spring MVC, REST support, automatic data conversion, data binding and validation, and the roadmap for the Spring web stack.