6-Nov-2014 –> Please note that a new blog now exists for Spring 4 Web MVC using Maven and Netbeans with Java configuration (no XML at all) here – John
This tutorial will simply detail one correct way to create a simple Spring 3 web application using Netbeans.
Note: The Spring plugin for Netbeans (that is being distributed with Netbeans 7.7.1 and previous) is actually designed for Spring 2 and is therefore somewhat misleading. This tutorial overcomes that giving you the correct way to generate a Spring 3 web project.
A fully working Netbeans project is available for download at the bottom of the page.