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Spring Framework 4.1.1 released

Dear Spring community,

I'm pleased to announce that Spring Framework 4.1.1 is available now. As the first maintenance release in the 4.1 line, this release contains a wide range of fixes for regressions and other issues reported against 4.1 GA. A big thank you to all the issue reporters out there!

4.1.1 also comes with a selection of minor enhancements, for example: consistent handling of Java 8's Optional type, a Jackson ObjectMapper builder class with refined defaults, some requested JDBC refinements, as well as specific performance improvements.

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This Week in Spring - September 30, 2014

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week the Spring team is at JavaOne! There's been, and will be, lots to see! We're also hanging out at the booth, talking to as many users as possible. Check out the link I just give listing all the cool Pivotal (and non-Pivotal) talks at JavaOne. (Ahem. Naturally, I personally would love it if you made my talk - Spring4TW! - tomorrow morning at 8:30am at Parc 55, Cyril Magnin II/III!).

In addition to IoT, Big Data, and Microservice demos using NetFlixOSS on Spring, students were doing the coding challenge to build a REST service with Spring Boot and pushed to Pivotal Web Services in < 15 minutes to get the preshavedyak hoodie from American Apparel, and learning about the best PaaS for Java available on the market today; Java 8 / Tomcat 8 support was released just days ago, and there is strong support for Spring, Groovy and Grails.

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Webinar: Architecting for Continuous Delivery: Microservices with Pivotal CF and Spring Cloud

Speaker: Matt Stine, Pivotal

Join Matt Stine to hear how you can architect systems that are optimized for continuous delivery, allowing you to innovate and deliver value faster and safer. Microservices, Pivotal CF, and Spring Cloud combine to create an operationalized architecture that enables enterprises to continuously deliver value at scale through rapid, iterative development, and to meet the needs of a mobile-first world.

Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014 3:00PM BST (London GMT+01:00) Register

Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014 10:00AM PDT (San Francisco GMT-07:00) Register

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Webinar: Building “Bootful” UIs with Spring Boot and Vaadin

Speaker: Josh Long, Pivotal and Vaadin

It's been a long day, but you've done it: you've got a Spring Boot powered backend and now you need to build the UI that'll power the workforce and deliver next week. Vaadin, a UI framework that marries the ease of use of server-side Java and the rich, dynamic nature of client-side JavaScript, integrates well with Spring Boot and offers UI polish that would be hard to secure any other way. Join Spring developer advocate Josh Long and Vaadin evangelists for a look at how Vaadin and Spring Boot can get you to production quicker, and easier.

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Webinar: Security for Microservices with Spring and OAuth2

Speaker: Dave Syer

Security for Microservices with Spring and OAuth2 OAuth2 is a lightweight security protocol that is well-suited for use with HTTP, the protocol at the heart of many modern architectures. Spring Security OAuth2 has a load of new features, not the least of which being the `@Configuration` support in version 2.0. Combine these with Spring Boot and you have a platform which can get you a secure HTTP service application in about 20 lines of code. This presentation shows how the combination of rapid development and production-ready features in the modern Spring stack are a perfect mixture for developing secure components in a system composed of microservices. We explore the new features in Spring OAuth2, guide you through the choice of which to use and when, and show how easy they are to enable quickly.

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Webinar Replay: Why I Recommend Spring

Speaker: Michael Plod

Slides: https://speakerdeck.com/mploed/pivotal-webinar-why-do-i-recommend-spring

Is Spring the new legacy as quite a few people tell you on their blogs? I disagree on many levels. Throughout this session I will holistically detail without any polemics why I do recommend using the Spring Framework and its ecosystem. Aspects that will be covered include: operational impacts, ecosystem, coding and road maps. This presentation is aimed at IT managers, Architects and Developers alike.

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Webinar Replay: Process Driven Spring Applications with Activiti

Speakers: Josh Long and Joram Barrez, Activiti

Slides: https://speakerdeck.com/joshlong/process-driven-applications-with-spring-boot

Today's applications are complex, distributed systems that - taken together - produce results. Tracking the flow of work through that system, however, becomes increasingly more painful as automated- and human-driven tasks are integrated into business processes. Business can't react to what it can't see. Business can't measure what it can't see. "Workflow" describes the sequence of processes through which a piece of work passes from initiation to completion. Workflow systems, like Activiti, describe and then execute these processes. Activiti is an open-source, Apache 2-licensed workflow engine that works with Spring and Spring Boot. In this webinar, join Spring Developer Advocate Josh Long and Activiti-ninja Joram Barrez for a look at how to distill, describe and reuse complex business processes using Spring (and Spring Boot) and Activiti.

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Pivotal at JavaOne 2014

Are you heading to JavaOne 2014?   If you are, we invite all of the Java community members to stop by the Pivotal Booth (Booth Number 5201) and talk to Pivotal engineers about the latest innovations in Java SE, in Spring, Groovy, Grails, Redis, RabbitMQ, Tomcat, Cloud Foundry and Hadoop. The exhibit space is open Monday, Tuesday from 9:30am – 5:30pm, and Wednesday from 9:30am to 4:30pm, so there should be plenty of time to get your questions answered.  See below for a map and booth details about our giveaways - come find us!  Lots of great stuff at the booth.

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Demo: IoT Realized with Spring XD - The Connected Car

Speaker: Derek Beauregard Contributors: Phil Berman, Darrel Sharpe, Michael Minella In this demo we will explore the power of Spring XD in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT). We will look at a solution developed with Spring XD to stream real time analytics from a moving car using open standards. Ingestion of the real time data (location, speed, engine diagnostics, etc), analyzing it to provide highly accurate MPG and vehicle range prediction, as well as providing real time dashboards will all be covered. Watch this demo to get a sense of how Spring XD can serve as a critical building block for the IoT.

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