Spring recently announced multi-version updates of their Web Services project with release version 2.3.1 featuring minor patches and a new version 2.4.0 rebased to run on Spring Framework 4.3 and Spring Security 4.1 and designed to be forward compatible with Spring 5.0.
The announce SpringOne conference included the announcement of tcServer, partnerships with VMware and Adobe, and the new Spring ActionScript project.
In a blog entry, Spring Web Services lead developer Arjen Poutsma discusses the sad state of various SAAJ implementations in major application servers.
After 6 months of work, Spring Web Services 1.5.0 has been release. Based off contract-first development using SOAP service development, Spring-WS can be manipulated through XML to create document-driven Web services. Some of the highlights of the release include:
InfoQ's Stefan Tilkov questioned lead developers of Apache Axis2, Apache CXF, Spring Web Services, JBossWS and and Sun’s Metro about their design goals, their approach towards Java and Web services standards, data binding, accessing XML, interoperability, REST support, and framework maturity. The results revealed many similarities and some noteworthy differences.
InfoQ talks to Spring Web Services creator Arjen Poutsma about Spring's Java Web services stack and the different approach it has to building Java Web services. Topics covered include the reason for yet another WS framework, advantages of contract-first, document-driven Web services, JAX-WS, and REST.