SpringSource has released version 2.0 of the Spring Tool Suite with OSGi, SpringSource Dm Server, and XML editing enhancements.
The announce SpringOne conference included the announcement of tcServer, partnerships with VMware and Adobe, and the new Spring ActionScript project.
InfoQ sat down with Keith Donald and Jeremy Grelle of the Spring Web team to discuss the release of Web Flow 2.0.0.RC1, the first production release candidate for the next major release of Web Flow. Web Flow is an extension to Spring MVC for implementing flows in a web application.
In this interview from QCon San Francisco, SpringSource CEO Rod Johnson discusses the origins and philosophy of Spring, the Spring Portfolio, Spring Web Flow, Spring Batch, Spring.Net, the partnership with Tasktop Technologies, and community involvement and utilization of Spring.
Interface21 and Tasktop Technologies recently announced they would be collaborating on the Spring Tool Suite. InfoQ sat down with both companies to discuss the application and how it relates to the existing Spring IDE.
Version 2.0 of Spring IDE was released today. This release includes support for Spring Web Flow and Spring AOP development tools. InfoQ took the opportunity to speak with Christian Dupuis, Spring IDE co-lead, in order to learn more about this release.
Java web frameworks are increasingly adopting the ability to change portions of a web application and see the results immediately without restarting the server. This capability reduces the cost of the compile-build-test cycle, and helps to compete with the features of dynamic-language web frameworks such as Ruby on Rails or TurboGears.
The Spring IDE is nearing release of version 2.0 and Rod Johnson has posted an update on their progress. Spring IDE is a set of plugins for Eclipse that provide a GUI for Spring's configuration files. Oracle has also released JDeveloper extensions for Spring development and a NetBeans Spring IDE is also in the works.