Basic Application Setup
In this chapter, we’ll take you on a crash course though setting up a basic project using Spring and Hibernate. The tool we’ll use for managing our application is Apache Maven 3. If you’re already well versed in Spring, Hibernate, and Maven, you may want to just skim through this chapter, so you can get a feel for the structure and conventions we’ll be using throughout the book as we flesh out our media manager application. We’re going to cover a lot of ground very quickly and provide references to the chapters where we dive deeper into the various configurations along the way.