When it comes to the view layer, Spring @MVC gives you a variety of choices. In this article, we will first discuss the way you have most likely used the view layer in the past few years: JSP. We will see the bad and better ways to work with them (plain JSP, JSP with custom tags, Apache Tiles).
We will then discuss a new project called Thymeleaf, which you can use as an alternate approach to JSP.
As usual, you can find all the code samples discussed in the corresponding application on github.
Tomcat Expert: Use Spring Insight Developer to Analyze Code, Install it with Tomcat, and Extend it with Plugins
Did you know Springsource offers a free code trace / analysis tool with a large ecosystem of plugins, and is now extensible beyond Java? People are still discovering the benefits of the free tool from VMware SpringSource, called Spring Insight Developer . The Tomcat Expert blog provides an short explanation of what Spring Insight Developer does, how to set it up with Apache Tomcat , and an example of available plugins.
Learn more at the TomcatExpert Blog and experience faster, easier troubleshooting!
Spring Insight Development
The Spring Insight Development Kit is a bundle which contains the source code for many of Insight’s plugins. They are licensed under the Apache Software License 2.0 and a great place to start when writing your own plugin.