Spring for Android is an extension of the Spring Framework that aims to simplify the development of native Android applications.
This release adds support for Jackson 2.x in RestTemplate through the new MappingJackson2HttpMessageConverter. It also addresses several bugs and compatibility issues with RestTemplate and Android Jelly Bean. See the changelog and reference manual for more information.
Wow guys! December 4th already!
Time sure flies when you're having fun!
Welcome back to another installment of This Week in Spring. This week, I'm in Beijing for SpringOne China and, next week, I'm off to India for SpringOne India. If you're in Beijing, Bangalore or Hyderabad, I'd love to see you at these events!
Alright, let's get on with this week's roundup!
gets the ball rolling this week with a very nice present: Spring Integration 2.2.0.GA has been released! The new release is well described in the
blogs on the various new features referenced in the release announcement, so be sure to check it out!
The Article Stack blog has a nice post on
integrating Spring with Apache Tiles.
Apache Tiles is a nice way to manage complex layouts in web applications
and can be used wit other view technologies besides .JSP like
Thymeleaf. It's also worth noting that Tiles gives you a nice, central place to
make decisions about what content is rendered based on the type of request.
This is useful, for example, when using Spring Mobile to
render mobile form-factor appropriate content or
more desktop-browser centric content.
Dinuka Arseculeratne over at the Java Code Geeks blog
has an interesting article on integration testing
data access logic with Spring and Hibernate. Very cool!
I am happy to announce the first milestone release 3.2.0.M1 of the Spring Tool Suite (STS) and the Groovy/Grails Tool Suite (GGTS).
Highlights from this milestone build include:
overall performance improvements
updated to tc Server 2.8.1
improvements to Live Beans Graph feature
updated for Spring Integration 2.2
compilation times for AspectJ projects with AJDT have been improved (reduced!)
Both tool suites ship on top of the latest Eclipse Juno SR1 from September 2012. As soon as the performance work on the Eclipse Juno SR2 release is ready to be consumed, we will update to that version. In the meantime, we recommend to use the STS and GGTS versions on top of Eclipse 3.8.1.
The second milestone 3.2.0.M2 build is scheduled for late January 2013, followed by the 3.2.0 release in early March 2013 - shortly after the Eclipse Juno SR2 release.
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In the course of creating VAS, we did a lot of work to design a useful REST API.
REST is generally a very loose collection of principals that can be interpreted in many ways, so this talk would describe a more concrete idea of what a REST-ful API should look like.
In addition, the implementation of this API was done with many of the new features in Spring 3 and are a good demonstration of the power it provides.
About Ben Hale
Ben Hale is a senior software engineer with Springsource and a core developer on the SpringSource dm Server project. Ben specializes in middleware development with using technologies such as OSGi and Aspect Oriented Programming as well as directing the build and release processes for all products in the Spring and SpringSource portfolios.
His interests include middle-tier architecture and effective build and release management strategies.
Prior to joining SpringSource, Ben spent several years leading teams in architecture and development of large-scale enterprise management applications for the telecommunications industry.
About Brian Cavalier
Brian is a server-side Java guy turned front-end engineer, and open source fanatic. From collaborative aircraft maintenance systems for the US Navy, to Computer Assisted Surgery systems for Orthopedic surgery, to a global-scale content curation and personalization system, he loves building things that users love to use. He works at VMware on making the web more awesome, and is co-lead of the cujo.js architecture unframework (cujojs.com), a lover of Siberian huskies, family, and things with two wheels.
More about Brian: https://github.com/briancavalier http://blog.briancavalier.com/ http://www.slideshare.net/briancavalier http://lanyrd.com/profile/briancavalier/
Welcome back to another installment of This Week in Spring! If you're in the states, then
I hope you're well rested from a hopefully very pleasant holiday weekend, because we've got a lot to cover this week!
I hope you find this roundup useful.
If you should ever want to peruse previous weeks' roundups, we've recently created a This Week in Spring hash tag for the blog archives.
Anyway, we've got a lot to cover this week, so let's get on with it!
Chris Beams has announced that the Spring Framework 3.2 RC2
has been released, consisting largely of bugfixes and refactoring as the project nears GA.
Andy Wilkinson has announced the release and availability of the Spring Migration Analyzer,
a command-line utility that analyzes enterprise Java applications and produces a report describing the application and how it can be migrated to Spring.
Input an EAR file, get a migration effort report. It supports WebLogic, WebSphere, Java EE and JBoss in the milestone release, but we are looking for community support to make it better for GA!
Spring Social 1.1.0 has been released. The new release includes easier XML and Java configuration, tighter adherence to the latest OAuth 2 specification drafts, including HTTP Basic client authentication and support for Resource Owner Credentials Grant and Client Credentials Grant, and updates to the Facebook and Twitter API bindings.
Rapid change has come to traditional data management. The emergence of round-the-clock applications accessed from a variety of device types has strained the old way of handling data. New, in-memory data systems delivering high performance and simple scale-out are what’s needed.
Unlike most new entrants in this space, VMware is longtime pioneer with a deep understanding of in-memory data systems. vFabric GemFire v 7.0 builds on years of production deployments delivering not only speed and scale but data reliability. Writing new modern applications for GemFire has never been easier with the Spring Data GemFire project.
On the operations side, IT pros will find that the new monitoring and management facilities greatly simplify running GemFire.
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Wow! Guys, can you believe we are again
staring down the end of the year? Time sure flies!
In the US, this is the week of Thanksgiving, a holiday where we're supposed to take a moment and reflect upon the things for which we're grateful. I am (and I'm sure I speak for the team in saying that we are..) eternally grateful for you guys, the wonderful, vibrant and engaging community surrounding Spring, RabbitMQ and Cloud Foundry that makes putting together this roundup such a pleasure every week.
Teammate, friend, mentor and Grails Developer Advocate Peter Ledbrook
had a great answer when I asked him if there was a Spring Integration / Grails solution. He linked me to this code by Stephane Maldini
which lets you tie the Spring Integration project's wealth of adapters supporting system-to-system communication to the eventing system in Grails! That's really cool! "The nice thing," Peter adds, "is it can be used with RabbitMQ to extend the event bus across multiple application instances on Cloud Foundry." Brilliant. Thanks, Peter!
We are pleased to announce the next milestone release (1.0.0.M4) of the Cloud Foundry Maven Plug-in.
The Cloud Foundry Maven plug-in is now updated with the latest release of the cloudfoundry-client-lib (0.8.2) which provides some improvements in term of broader compatibility for v1 cloud controllers when uploading apps. It also adds support for the next generation cloud controller (https://github.com/cloudfoundry/cloud_controller_ng).
Change log for this release:
Changes from version 1.0.0.M3 to 1.0.0.M4
Upgraded to cloudfoundry-client-lib 0.8.2
Modified the output from older grid style to cleaner column style