Spring MVC is a module in the Spring Framework (or Spring for short) for rapidly developing web applications. The MVC in Spring MVC stands for Model-View-Controller, a design pattern widely used in Graphical User Interface (GUI) development. This pattern is not only common in web development, but is also used in desktop technology like Java Swing. Sometimes called Spring Web MVC, Spring MVC is one of the most popular web frameworks today and a most sought-after skill. This book is for you if you want to learn how to develop Java-based web applications with Spring MVC.