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.
SpringSource, a division of VMware, has released Spring AMQP 1.0 GA (1.0.0.RELEASE). The Spring AMQP project applies core Spring concepts to the development of AMQP-based messaging solutions, and is available in both Java and .NET versions.
SpringSource have released Spring Social, a set of APIs that connect to social providers such as Twitter, Facebook, and GitHub. As well as allowing users to post and access status/messages, it also provides a means to authenticate users against a web application using the social provider's identity and credentials.
VMware has today announced that the next version of its vFabric cloud application platform, which it expects to ship later in the summer, will see a licensing change to a per VM model. The platform gains elastic memory for Java applications running in Spring tc Server, and a new performance monitoring tool for Spring applications running in production, based on Spring Insight.
Martin Lippert at VMWare's SpringSource recently announced the 2.6.0 and 2.6.1 releases of their Eclipse-based development environment for building Spring applications, SpringSource Tool Suite. InfoQ caught up with Martin to have him personally walk us through what developers can look forward to with this new release, and more.
Spring.NET, the .NET counterpart of Spring Framework for Java has several new features through CodeConfig and a new Visual Studio extension meant for content-assist. The Spring.NET packages are also now distributed via NuGet, making it much easier for developers to manage dependencies when using them in their projects.
Late last month Google released Guice 3.0, a Java framework that implements the dependency injection (DI) design pattern. The motivation behind Guice was to make it easier for programmers to write DI code by reducing the need to write boilerplate factories. This article examines the new 3.0 features, loks at how Guice 3.0 supports Spring DI, and introduces Guice 4.1 (a.k.a. MiniGuice).
The Axon framework from JTeam - an implementation of the CQRS and EDA patterns - has been released.
VMware has today announced the launch of an open source "Platform as a Service" (PaaS), Cloud Foundry.
SpringSource has just released Spring Integration 2.0. Spring Integration is a lightweight framework to help build event-driven and messaging oriented applications in the familiar Spring style. InfoQ caught up with project lead Mark Fisher to talk to him about the new release.
The latest version of Spring Roo framework supports database reverse engineering, Google Web Toolkit (GWT) version 2.1 features, and application deployments on Google App Engine. Spring Roo 1.1.0 GA release was announced last week. The new release also uses Apache Felix as the OSGi runtime environment.
Last week SpringSource released a first milestone for Spring Social, a Spring-based template for accessing Twitter, LinkedIn, Tripit and Facebook from within Java programs. Rather than exposing generic, URL-based APIs, the Spring Social APIs are designed specifically for each site and make integrating with those sites straight forward. InfoQ examines the new API as well as some alternatives.
The inaugural version of Eclipse Virgo was released today, including the Eclipse Gemini Web component. Despite these being the first release under the Eclipse moniker, they are the natural evolution of the well-regarded Spring DM Server. Read on to find out what's important about this release.
VMware and Google today announced an early November 2010 'general availability' of their collaborative projects to move Java-based cloud development forward by bringing the Google Web Toolkit to Spring Roo, integrating Spring Insight with Google Speed Tracer, and incorporating Google Plugin for Eclipse into the Eclipse-based SpringSource Tool Suite.