Beginning POJOs: From Novice to Professional introduces you to Open Source lightweight Web development using Plain Old Java Objects (POJO) and the tools and frameworks that enable this. Tier by tier, this book guides you through the construction of complex but lightweight enterprise Java-based Web applications centered around several major open source lightweight frameworks, including the use of Spring, Hibernate, Tapestry, and JBoss (including the new Lightweight JBoss Seam). Additional support comes from the most successful and prevalent open source tools: Eclipse and Ant, and the increasingly popular TestNG. This book is ideal if you're new to open source and lightweight Java. You'll learn how to build a complete enterprise Java-based web application from scratch, and how to integrate the different open source frameworks to achieve this goal. You'll also learn techniques for rapidly developing such applications.