In this chapter, you learned about the view technologies available in a Spring application. Now you know that there’s a lot more to generating web output than using JSP pages. You can use Velocity if you need top performance, and you can control PDF or Excel file output if you need to ensure that the formatting is the same on all browsers or if you need to generate output that the users will print out. You also saw how to set up Tiles to integrate all the different views together.
If you are interested in mastering Velocity, look for Pro Jakarta Velocity: From Professional to Expert by Rob Harrop (Apress, 2004), which covers the Velocity Template Language and its uses as well as all the internals of Velocity.
The next chapter concludes the web applications development section of the book by focusing on using the Struts framework in Spring web applications.
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