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.
SpringSource releases version 1.0 of CloudFoundry integration for Eclipse, allowing developers to manage CloudFoundry applications directly from the IDE. The plugin allows for managing and deployment of Cloud Foundry instances, binding of supported services such as database and viewing for remote files.
VMware have announced the availability of Spring Hadoop, which integrates the Spring Framework and the Apache Hadoop platform.
VMware releases SQLFire 1.0 a distributed SQL database geared towards high availability and horizontal scalability which offers table replication, table partitioning and parallel execution of queries.
SpringSource has recently released Spring Data Redis, an abstraction over the existing Java Redis libraries that offers a unified API and easier Java Object serialization for Spring based applications.
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.