VMware's SpringSource team has released the GA version of Spring Framework 3.2, exactly one year after 3.1. The new release emphasises the Spring MVC web framework.
Spring Migration Analyzer is a command line utility, that takes as input the binary archive of a JavaEE application (e.g. an EAR file) and creates a report, containing JavaEE technologies used, along with advice on effort required to migrate them to Spring/Tomcat. It attempts to create an easier migration path for those who wish to migrate an existing JavaEE application to the Spring framework.
JetBrains has announced IntelliJ IDEA 12 having a better compiler, support for Java 8, an Android UI Designer, a new look, better Spring and Play 2.0 support, and a large number of enhancements across supported languages and frameworks.
Following months of speculation, VMware has officially announced plans to transfer many of its tier 2 technologies, including the Spring framework, distributed in-memory data cache GemFire, the Cloud Foundry PaaS, and Hadoop analytics tool Cetas, to parent company EMC as part of a newly formed initiative called Pivotal.
SpringSource have been an advocate backer of the Groovy-powered Gradle build system for some time. Now that the development of 3.2 is nearing completion, it appears that a casualty of that decision is to stop generating OSGi metadata for the Spring Framework.
IG Group has open-sourced its RESTdoclet Maven plugin for generating web documentation from Spring REST based services.
Rod Johnson, the original creator of the Spring Framework, has announced that he will be leaving SpringSource and VMware to "pursue other interests". We spoke to him to find out more about his plans, and co-founder of the Spring Framework Project, Juergen Hoeller, to discuss VMware's priorities for Spring going forward.
SpringSource has released Spring for Android 1.0. Spring for Android is an extension of the Spring Framework that helps simplify the development of native Android applications. This release features a REST client (RestTemplate) and OAuth support (Spring Social).
SpringSource has released Spring Mobile 1.0. Spring Mobile contains extensions to Spring MVC that helps with the development of mobile web applications.
VMware have announced the availability of Spring Hadoop, which integrates the Spring Framework and the Apache Hadoop platform.
SpringSource has released Spring Security 3.1.0. New features include multiple http elements, stateless option, debug element, Crypto module, HttpOnly, secure cookies, delete cookies on logout, CAS tickets, JAAS configuration, authentication-manager-ref, request-matcher-ref, authentication-details-source-ref, form-login username-parameter and password-parameter, and more.
SpringSource have announced the general availability of Spring 3.1 today. InfoQ spoke to Chris Beams, a core committer on the Spring framework, to find out more about the release, and plans for Spring 3.2.
VMware is adding support for PostgreSQL to CloudFoundry, it's open source PAAS solution.
SpringSource has released the first release candidate of Spring 3.1. Spring 3.1.0.RC1 contains the following new features: Environment Abstraction and Bean Profiles, Comprehensive @Configuration, Cache Abstraction, c: namespace, Enhanced MVC Support, Enhanced JPA Support, Hibernate 4.0 and Quartz 2.0 Support, Servlet 3.0 Support, Java 7 with JDBC 4.1 and ForkJoinPool.
Following on from the recent release of Spring Social, InfoQ caught up with Craig Walls, lead of the project. The interview covered the current state of the project, as well as the community involvement since its release.