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This Week in Spring - December 4th, 2012

Wow guys! December 4th already! Time sure flies when you're having fun! Welcome back to another installment of This Week in Spring. This week, I'm in Beijing for SpringOne China and, next week, I'm off to India for SpringOne India. If you're in Beijing, Bangalore or Hyderabad, I'd love to see you at these events! Alright, let's get on with this week's roundup!

  1. Mark Fisher gets the ball rolling this week with a very nice present: Spring Integration 2.2.0.GA has been released! The new release is well described in the blogs on the various new features referenced in the release announcement, so be sure to check it out!
  2. Martin Lippert's announced that the Spring Tool Suite and Groovy Tool Suite 3.2.0.M1 have been released!
  3. Tobias Trelle is back at it again, this time with a blog on how to use Spring Batch with MongoDB, including working code at his GitHub repository .
  4. Be sure not to miss this webinar on Spring framework 3.2!
  5. The Java Dev Tips blog has an interesting post on working with custom annotations in the Spring framework.
  6. The All and Sundry blog has a nice post on how to use Spring's Test MVC framework in Spring 3.2.
  7. The Kruders blog has an interesting post on how to configure multiple handler mappings with Spring MVC based on a priority
  8. The WikAdz blog has an interesting video on Spring's autowiring capabilities.
  9. Check out this post on the Java Kart blog if you want a concise walk through introducing Spring MVC with an example?
  10. The Online Technology Vision bog has an interesting post on building Spring Batch jobs that are TaskletStep oriented.
  11. The Article Stack blog has a nice post on integrating Spring with Apache Tiles. Apache Tiles is a nice way to manage complex layouts in web applications and can be used wit other view technologies besides .JSP like Thymeleaf. It's also worth noting that Tiles gives you a nice, central place to make decisions about what content is rendered based on the type of request. This is useful, for example, when using Spring Mobile to render mobile form-factor appropriate content or more desktop-browser centric content.
  12. Dinuka Arseculeratne over at the Java Code Geeks blog has an interesting article on integration testing data access logic with Spring and Hibernate. Very cool!
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