Pivotal last week released the first version of their new Spring IO Platform 1.0. At its core, the Spring IO Platform is a list of dependencies (and their versions) that work well together. Its implementation is a Maven POM file that you can import into your projects to set the versions for dependencies. These dependencies are curated and harmonized across Spring projects.
Pivotal has recently released Spring Cloud 1.0, an open-source library that provides a simple way to develop JVM-based applications for the cloud. Applications can connect to various cloud services and discover information about the cloud environment at runtime. Spring Cloud can be used with both Spring and non-Spring based applications.
TechEmpower has been running benchmarks for the last year, attempting to measure and compare the performance of web frameworks. For these benchmarks the term “framework” is used loosely including platforms and micro-frameworks.
Java 8 might be difficult for enterprise projects to adopt, mostly because of established Java EE application servers. Those using Tomcat and Jetty will likely have an edge in upgrading. Spring 4.0.3 was recently released, with official support for Java 8 as well as many WebSocket improvements.
Pivotal, last week, announced the first general availability release of the Spring Boot framework.
Last Thursday, Pivotal released Spring 4.0, the first major release since 2009. The new release supports Java 8 with expression of callbacks using lambdas, JSR 310 Date and Time API, and parameter name discovery.
This week, Pivotal released version 1.0 of its project Reactor for general availability. Reactor provides low-level abstractions for an event-driven, reactive programming model, and is a component member of the Spring IO Platform in its "IO Foundation" layer.
Russ Miles recently shared some thoughts and ideas about the needs for adaptability in a system and how his implementation of the Hexagonal Architecture can help in achieving this. He used a Java and Spring based application to exemplify how such a system can be implemented.
This month’s release of the Java EE 7 platform includes a specification for a batch processing programming model that is heavily derived from Pivotal’s Spring Batch project.
After nearly four years the popular Spring Framework is getting ready for an upgrade from version 3 to version 4.
SpringSource has released Spring for Apache Hadoop 1.0. Spring for Apache Hadoop allows developers to write Hadoop applications under the Spring Framework. It also allows easily integration with Spring Batch and Spring Integration. Spring for Apache Hadoop is a subproject of the Spring Data umbrella project, and is released under the open source Apache 2.0 license.
EMC Greenplum has announced Pivotal HD, a new Hadoop distribution including a fully compliant SQL MPP database running on HDFS and being “hundreds of times faster than Hive”.
A CAST report discloses that JEE enterprise software has lower quality when using Spring or Struts than using just Hibernate. Also, the quality degrades when Java is mixed with C or C++.
VMware's SpringSource team have recently announced plans for Spring 4.0, the next update to the framework, with new features including support for Java SE 8, Groovy 2, parts of Java EE 7, and WebSockets. InfoQ spoke to Spring framework co-founder Juergen Hoeller to find out more about the plans.
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.