This post is a tutorial that shows how to create a new Spring based Java Web Application using the Spring Source Tool Suite (STS) application (a variant of Eclipse), creating a simple application and test it using the STS built-in tomcat application server.
This is the first of 3 parts that form a complete tutorial for a fully fledged Spring based contact form application. This first part shows how to setup an initial project using Spring STS. The second part shows how to add Spring dependencies to the project and have a user post some data and the web server send a response. The third part shows how Spring’s dependency injection can be used to create email templates that send a reply to the user and a notification to the web site administrator.