Spring 2 Final Approching with new support for OSGi, JPA, Asynch JMS
Read An update on Spring 2 Final.
Since Spring 2.0 development kicked off at last year’s Spring Experience conference in December 2005, we have received a massive amount of feedback from the community. It has truly been an unbelievable response - users have not only been actively suggesting improvements, they have been performing extensive QA testing across diverse environments. This has led to major improvements to key new features such as the asynchronous JMS capabilities, the JPA support, and the new JSP form tag library. At present we are working hard to ensure sure Spring 2.0 plays nicely in an OSGi environment, something that is very important to us and our users. In addition, a large amount of effort is being invested in our documentation. The return is evident when you open the 2.0 reference manual and see just how comprehensive the coverage is.IBM, BEA, and Oracle are also collaborating with Interface21 on the Spring-OSGi support; delivering the full OSGi integration is now a major priority for the rest of the year. The Spring team is also working on extending the JPA spec to provide a criteria-style API which could be delivered portably across JPA projects using Spring.
Criteria API (nice)
This is very nice. Its nice to see Interface21 innovate to what should have been part of the JPA spec. in the first place.