Replace Java Server Pages with Thymeleaf - the modern, design friendly, template engine, to build better Spring web apps
What you'll learn
- Be confident and competent in creating web front ends for Spring projects
- Able to integrate externally produced professional HTML designs into your Spring projects.
- Able to build robust HTML pages that can be opened, viewed and edited by designers without any knowlege of Spring, Java, JSP etc.
- You will need some basic experience having created websites in either SpringMVC or Spring Boot to do this course. As long as you know how to build a simple controller, and to pass data to a view using a model, you'll be able to follow along.
- Some familiarity with HTML will be helpful, but you certainly don't need to be an HTML expert. Knowing what the common tags such as DIV, SPAN, H1, P, TABLE , TR, TD etc do, and how to use them will be good enough
- Although this course teaches you how to upgrade from using JSP, you don't need to have written any JSP code to do this course - you can follow along and learn the better way instead!
- No prior knowlege of Thymeleaf is needed. As long as you have basic familiarity with a modern Java IDE such as Eclipse or IntelliJ, then you'll be able to work along with me. On this course I provide you with lots of sample code, and I also take you through setting up and configuring Thymeleaf.
If you are building web front-ends with Spring Boot or Spring MVC, and you're still using JSP (Java Server Pages) then this course is for you. Thymeleaf is a great templating engine which replaces JSP, and you can easily use it in any Spring MVC or Spring Boot application. Unlike JSP it's a pleasure to use. With Thymeleaf you work with regular HTML, which means that a lot of the frustration of JSP is taken away.
If you've been given a set of HTML and CSS templates to use for a project, Thymeleaf lets you integrate them with ease. Or if you're building the functionality and handing off to a web-designer, they'll be able to work with your code with no knowlege of Java or Spring.
In this course you'll learn:
- How Thymeleaf allows you to seamlessly work with Web Designers
- How to integrate your code into standard HTML/XHTML without breaking the design
- How to manage forms, validation and error handling
- How to convert a legacy JSP project to Thymeleaf
As well as teaching programming, I've been building websites with Spring for a number of years, and I started using Thymeleaf about 3 years, ago. And I'd never go back! Amongst other things I find Thymeleaf sites much easier to support and maintain as application requirements change, and I think that's why I'm so much of a fan of it!
Who this course is for:
- Java web developers who want to upgrade their JSP skills
- Anyone building websites with Spring Boot or Spring MVC
- Anyone needing to create a web-front end for existing Spring projects