Welcome back to another installment of This Week in Spring! Can you believe we're already further along through December than not? Time sure flies, and yes, we are staring down the end of the year already - but the holiday season usually brings a SpringFramework release right around this time of year, so we're feeling festive! We've even gots tons of extra SpringSource buttons to celebrate.
- Next up, Spring Security lead and ninja Rob Winch just announced Spring Security 3.2.0.M1, packed with new features for Servlet 3 environments, among other things.
- We could just stop right there, you know? BUT, there’s more! In this blog post, Rob Winch
has answered some of the very common questions we tend to get regarding how Spring Security
integrates in a Servlet 3 environment, and the results are amazing!
Definitely worth a read. This stuff, following the new Spring MVC 3.2 servlet 3 support, is sure to make Servlet 3 environments like Apache Tomcat 7 an attractive offering for anyone doing serious enterprise work: no pain upgrades, lightweight and you get all these cool new runtime capabilities with Spring 3.2 and Spring Security.
- There is a lot of great Spring Social news this week! First, Craig Walls announced Spring Social Yammer 1.0.0 on behalf of Morten Andersen-Gott. Nicely done Morten! Yammer is a popular enterprise-y microblogging service, among many other wonderful things, and this integration will sure to be very useful for lots of enterprises. I’ve used Yammer before and it worked really well.
- Gabriel Axel has released Spring Social Google M2, including Google Drive support. For more, see his announcement tweet.
<LI> First and foremost, <A href= "http://blog.springsource.org/2012/12/13/spring-framework-3-2-goes-ga/">Spring 3.2 has gone GA</a>! Just read the post. Waay too much awesome in one release, and - if you've been following this series over the year than you know I've been looking forward to it. Come back and read the rest when you've upgraded your application and played with some of the awesome new stuff! I'll wait... You know what the best part is? Usually, after a new Spring release, the release train of other Spring projects is quick to adopt - so expect lots of releases in the new year!</LI>
<LI> Next, Mark Serrano blog wrote a <a href="http://krams915.blogspot.com/2012/12/spring-social-with-javaconfig-part-1.html"> <EM>very</EM> nice tutorial-style article on using Spring Social, Thymeleaf and Java configuration (already on Spring 3.2!)</a>.