InfoQ's Stefan Tilkov questioned lead developers of Apache Axis2, Apache CXF, Spring Web Services, JBossWS and and Sun’s Metro about their design goals, their approach towards Java and Web services standards, data binding, accessing XML, interoperability, REST support, and framework maturity. The results revealed many similarities and some noteworthy differences.
Gavin Terrill explores one of the lessor known facilities available to web developers, the humble "ETag Response Header", and how to integrate its use in a Spring and Hibernate based web app to improve application performance and scalability.
Vigil Bose shows how a business transaction can trigger business events dynamically for subsystem processing. The examples shown in this article uses Spring framework 2.0 and Spring AOP effectively to decouple the business service from the subsystem processing functionality.
Jonas Boner gives an overview of Spring Web Flow and Terracotta and shows how to cluster SWF with Terracotta. 2
Costin Leau introduces JSR 170 & how Spring Modules' JCR module simplifies JSR-170 API development much like how Spring simplifies ORM. 10
Mark Pollack demonstrates Java and .NET interoperability using the JMS support in Spring & Spring.NET, to provide a common programming model across both tiers of the application. 10
Spring Web Services creator Arjen Poutsma talks about Spring's WS stack and the different approach it has to building Java Web services. 7
Rod Johnson provides the definitive guide to Spring 2.0 enhancements to the core container, XML configuration extensions, AOP enhancements and Java 5-specific features. 4
InfoQ had a chance to sit down with Aleksandar Seovic and Mark Pollack to talk about Spring.NET. Spring.NET is an application framework that brings AOP and a Dependency Injection container to .NET. 13
An update from the Spring team on Spring 2's delay to late Sept to improve JMS, JPA, and integrate with OSGi. 5
This article reviews Spring AOP support in 2.0, and walks you through an adoption roadmap for AOP in enterprise applications. 13
In this book Anil Hemrajani relates Agile practices to Java and the Spring, Hibernate, and Eclipse open source toolsets. It's a useful book for technical managers and Java web developers. 4