Spring Data Book Giveaway Contest

Packt Publishing has generously allowed me to organize a contest where you can win a free ebook copy of my Spring Data book. This contest is open to everyone in the world and the prizes include three ebook copies of my Spring Data book.

How to Enter?

You can enter into the contest by following these steps:

  • Check out the book page of the Spring Data book and read the product description.
  • Leave a comment (use the comment box of this blog entry) and describe what interests you the most about this book.

The contest has already begun and it will end on December 17th 2012 at 08:00 AM EET. The winners of this contest are selected randomly after the contest has ended.

Note: All comments are moderated by me. This means that your comment will not be visible immediately.

Update: This contest has ended. The winners were selected by using random.org and they are: Geff Chang, Dave Birtwell and Javier Beneito Barquero. Congratulations! Someone from Packt Publishing will contact you soon.

Those of you who are interested of learning the usage of Spring Data Redis should read my article called Building Applications with Spring Data Redis. That article provides the information you are looking for. :)

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  • Antti Sulanto Dec 10, 2012 @ 23:19

    The most interesting part probably would be to learn about the Spring Data Redis -stuff.

  • Geff Chang Dec 11, 2012 @ 12:24

    Please delete my previous post / comment. Email was incorrect.

    I would be interested in the basics of Spring Data, especially with the use of JPA. Most of my projects so far use myBatis or Hibernate.

    • Petri Dec 11, 2012 @ 12:28

      Hi Geff,

      I deleted your previous comment as you requested.

  • Marco Baumeler Dec 11, 2012 @ 17:13

    The interesting part for me would be the different querying techniques and about customizing the JPA repositories

  • Timo Lyytinen Dec 12, 2012 @ 15:37

    The most interesting part is Utilize the Redis publish/subscribe messaging pattern implementation

  • Anssi Kuutti Dec 12, 2012 @ 15:45

    I find the Redis integration to be the most interesting aspect of this book.

  • Dave Birtwell Dec 12, 2012 @ 23:09

    I just discovered your book while searching a good example of how to use Spring 3.1+ JPA + Hibernate 4.x. This is definitely what I am looking for.

    I think the best part is the simplicity and usability of the examples. The examples are configure to be able to EASILY use both H2 and MySQL configurations as well as showing how to hook it all up with Spring 3.1 MVC ... and keeping it as simple as that, if that is all you need. Many books and examples have too many "moving parts" and are overly complicated.

    I'm glad this is a such a small book covering an area many Spring 3.1 developers need to know!


  • Jonathan Mayne Dec 13, 2012 @ 21:12

    In these months i have to develop a site and to access data i was used spring jpa and i was learned that is very usefull y practice to java developers
    The most interest for me about the book is the posibility to learn to build querys more efficient to code more fast ,i´m excited to learn to develop using querydsl to build more complex querys. i would like to have a book that explain all of this important stuff for java programmers.

    Sorry my english i from south america, greatings

    • Petri Dec 13, 2012 @ 21:43

      Hi Jonathan,

      Don't worry about your English. I understood what you meant. Good luck on the contest!

  • Ari-Pekka Viitanen Dec 14, 2012 @ 9:41

    For me the most interesting part of this book would most likely be the Spring Data Redis part.

  • Javier Beneito Barquero Dec 15, 2012 @ 0:03

    I find interesting the step by step approach for the "getting started" sections that the table of contents shows.

    But what I'm looking for is a good explanation for custom access. The chapters three and four seem to do that.

    You have to make sensible decisions in real applications where you'll find different kind of tables, business models, huge number of rows or columns and so on.

    You need solid foundations to choose the better approach (JPQL, SQL, named queries, native queries, criteria...) and I expect this book can provide me with the necessary knowledge.

    Redis is a value added.


  • Istvan Pato Dec 16, 2012 @ 16:41

    The 'Use the Redis key-value store as the data storage for your application' part of book is the most interesting. Thanks for this book! ;)