Spring fundamentals

Spring is a layered Java application platform for building enterprise solutions. It includes flexible dependency injection with XML, annotation-based and Java configuration styles. Spring will enable you to focus on your business problem rather than the plumbing that connects components and systems and will make your code easier to test. Spring Boot will even simplify things further.

In this course we will mainly focus on the core of Spring (Boot) and the ingredients needed to build a full application (front to back) based on the framework.


No public sessions are currently scheduled. We will be pleased to set up an on-site course or to schedule an extra public session (in case of a sufficient number of candidates). Interested? Please let us know.

Intended for

Architects, designers and developers who wish to learn how to use the Spring framework for building enterprise Java applications.


A good knowledge of Java programming (see course Java programming) is required.
The participant should also have a basic understanding of: JUnit, Maven (see course: Maven for building projects), JDBC (see course: JDBC) and HTML (see course: HTML and CSS)

Main topics

  • Introduction: What is Spring - Architecture
  • Spring Core:
  • Using Spring Boot
  • The container
  • Bean declaration and wiring of beans via Java configuration, annotations or XML
  • Bean lifecycle and Bean Scopes
  • Qualifiers, Environments, Profiles, Conditional beans and Runtime Value Injection
  • Aspect-oriented Spring (AOP): Aspects, advices, pointcuts
  • Database support
  • Configuring datasources
  • Integration with JDBC
  • Building basic web applications with Spring MVC and Thymeleaf
  • Writing a basic controller
  • Processing forms

Training method

Classroom instruction and exercises.


3 days.

Course leader

Sandy Schillebeeckx.