Demonstrates the features of the Spring MVC web framework
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Spring MVC Showcase
Demonstrates the capabilities of the Spring MVC web framework through small, simple examples.
After reviewing this showcase, you should have a good understanding of what Spring MVC can do and get a feel for how easy it is to use.
Includes project code along with a supporting slideshow and screen cast.

In this showcase you'll see the following in action:

- The simplest possible @Controller
- Mapping Requests
- Obtaining Request Data
- Generating Responses
- Message Converters
- Rendering Views
- Type Conversion
- Validation
- Forms
- File Upload
- Exception Handling

To get the code:
Clone the repository:
$ git clone git://

If this is your first time using Github, review to learn the basics.

To run the application:
From the command line with Maven:
$ cd spring-mvc-showcase
$ mvn tomcat:run


In your preferred IDE such as SpringSource Tool Suite (STS) or IDEA:
- Import spring-mvc-showcase as a Maven Project
- Drag-n-drop the project onto the "SpringSource tc Server Developer Edition" or another Servlet 2.5 or > Server to run, such as Tomcat.

Access the deployed web application at: http://localhost:8080/spring-mvc-showcase/

Other info:
Framework version illustrated: Spring MVC 3.1

The slide presentation is located in this directory and named MasteringSpringMVC3.pdf.

A screen cast showing the showcase in action is available at

This showcase originated from the blog at:
It was also adapted into a SpringOne presentation called "Mastering MVC 3":