Book Review: Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse.
Overall I did like this book and think it is useful to a particular set of developers out there. It was readable despite the asides and the process is pretty sound. It is presented informally rather than in some sort of textbook format, which is a plus in my opinion. Some areas could have been expanded upon, such as refactoring and the advanced Spring and Hibernate pages. It had simple, working code examples to help those new to the topic, and the text was well written overall.
Although useful as a guide for using these Java tools it didn’t answer my questions as to whether Java was as Agile as any of the dynamic languages, but the free toolsets do make it a lot easier and more agile than it has been.