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This Week in Spring - August 7th, 2012

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! As usual, we've got a lot to cover, so let's get to it!

  1. I did a brief review of Manning's new book, Spring Roo in Action. Check it, and the book, out!
  2. The Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse Now Supports Tunneling to Services. This increases the parity betwen the Eclipse support (and the SpringSource Tool Suite support) and the vmc command-line client.
  3. The VMware has a very cool blog taking a look the roles Spring and RabbitMQ play in in the new project behind India's 1.2 Billion Person Biometric Database. Very cool!
  4. David Turanski has a nice post that introduces a finer point of the Spring Data repository implementations: its really elegant code-base!
  5. Jerry Kuch, a staff engineer at VMWare, did a very nice video on the new features in RabbitMQ
  6. Spring Security lead Rob Winch's amazing QCon New York talk on Spring Security is now available on InfoQ.com.
  7. Umar Ashfaq has put together a nice blog detailing how to authenticate ajax based requests using Spring Security. This blog then links to two other blogs, one on the server side implementation and another on the client side. The approach described uses standard Spring Security web integration, but modifies the responses to work well with an Ajax client.
  8. Umar Ashfaq also had a very nice post on using Spring Security's "remember me" feature.
  9. The Codeyard blog has an interesting - and long! - post on how to setup Spring and Hibernate to work together. The post uses Spring 3.0, and an older version of Hibernate.
  10. Partha Bhattacharjee has a nice post introducing JSR 303 bean validation with Spring.
  11. Partha Bhattacharjee also has another nice post introducing Spring Integration. Nice job!
  12. Markus Eisele has a post about using Spring Social to build the simplest possible Facebook application possible.
  13. Arnon Rotem-gal-oz has put together a nice look at RabbitMQ and AMQP.
  14. RabbitMQ 2.8.5 has been released! For the details, see the release notes.
  15. The SolidSoft blog has an interesting post on using a library called SpringMockito to mock beans in a Spring context. The library mocks beans for you and then makes it easy to inject them and reference them as you would the real deal. This could be very compelling especially used in conjunction with Spring 3.1's profiles feature, which lets you partition beans along environments. You might, for example, have a bean called development, production and test.
  16. Thymeleaf 2.0.11 has just been released and completes support for Spring WebFlow, now including AJAX-based <render> events (even without Tiles).
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