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This Week in Spring - 27 November, 2012

Welcome back to another installment of This Week in Spring! If you're in the states, then I hope you're well rested from a hopefully very pleasant holiday weekend, because we've got a lot to cover this week! I hope you find this roundup useful. If you should ever want to peruse previous weeks' roundups, we've recently created a This Week in Spring hash tag for the blog archives. Anyway, we've got a lot to cover this week, so let's get on with it!

  1. Chris Beams has announced that the Spring Framework 3.2 RC2 has been released, consisting largely of bugfixes and refactoring as the project nears GA.
  2. Andy Wilkinson has announced the release and availability of the Spring Migration Analyzer, a command-line utility that analyzes enterprise Java applications and produces a report describing the application and how it can be migrated to Spring. Input an EAR file, get a migration effort report. It supports WebLogic, WebSphere, Java EE and JBoss in the milestone release, but we are looking for community support to make it better for GA!
  3. Catch the latest in the Spring Data webinar series on Dec 13th -- Data Access and Processing with Spring Data, Hadoop, Batch, Integration. We are also have a webinar on Spring Data Gemfire on Dec 6th: The Data Renaissance: Going in-Memory with VMWare vFabric GemFire 7.0 and Spring.
  4. If you have missed the other webinars in the Spring Data Webinar series, check out the SpringSource Dev Youtube channel for recently published replays on: Data Access with Spring -- Getting the most out of JPA, JDBC and REST and Introducing Spring for Apache Hadoop.
  5. Gary Russell has announced that Spring Integration 2.2.0.RC3 has been released.
  6. Spring Social 1.1.0 has been released. The new release includes easier XML and Java configuration, tighter adherence to the latest OAuth 2 specification drafts, including HTTP Basic client authentication and support for Resource Owner Credentials Grant and Client Credentials Grant, and updates to the Facebook and Twitter API bindings.
  7. Jens Schauder has a nice post on creating new Spring beans on demand using the singleton scope.
  8. The Java How to Program blog has a nice roundup on How to use @Component annotation to automatically configure Spring beans.
  9. This is a nice post on how to implement the chain-of-responsibility pattern using Spring and @Autowired (or alternatively @Inject).
  10. Viral Patel's back at it again, this time with a post on Spring 3 MVC interceptors.
  11. The Mkyong blog has another nice post up on Spring and Java threading example using the Spring thread scope.
  12. DZone has a nice post up on easy integration testing with Spring and the JUnit 4 support.
  13. I recently wrote up a version of a tutorial on getting started with SpringSource Tool Suite and Spring for beginners.
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