Welcome back to another installment of This Week in Spring. As usual, we’ve got a lot to look at, so, without further ado…
- GigaOM has a nice roundup of some of the exciting and important tools in the big-data ecosystem right now.
There are many different tools serving different segments of the use cases,
<a href="http://gigaom.com/2012/12/18/a-programmers-guide-to-big-data-12-tools-to-know/">and of course Spring Data is mentioned in there</a>, too! </LI> <LI> The <EM> ODBMS Industry Watch</em> blog and professor Roberto V. Zicari has a nice interview <a href ="http://www.odbms.org/blog/2013/01/the-spring-data-project-interview-with-david-turanski">with Spring ninja David Turanski on Spring Data</a>. Definitely a good read! </LI> <LI> Robin Varghese has put together a straight-forward blog on sending email with <a href="http://learningviacode.blogspot.com/2013/01/processing-template-text-in-spring.html">dynamic templates driven by Velocity</a>. This seems to be a common use case, and it's always good to find more up-to-date resources. Many people will no doubt have found Matt Raible's post from 9 <EM>years</em> ago on the same subject, <a href="http://www.theserverside.com/news/1377021/Sending-Velocity-based-E-mail-with-Spring"> which is also very illustrative but, alas, a little outdated</a>. Nice to see this more updated approach to an old classic! </Li>
Hey, this is <EM>interesting</EM>! Did you guys know there was a Spring for Delphi (also, I guess, referred to as Spring4D)? Me either... @_@ With that in mind, I found this post introducing <a href="http://www.nickhodges.com/post/Loop-Less-with-IEnumerable-and-Spring-for-Delphi.aspx">some of the collection libraries that seem both very friendly and powerful in Spring for Delphi</a>. Cool!
- Eren Av?aro?ullar? has a nice post showing how to use dynamic languages (in particular, Groovy) with Spring.
Dinesh Rajput has put together a blog introducing some of the features unique to the Spring Batch 2.x generation, which - while Spring Batch 2.x has been out for years - is always worth a look!
The Java all and Sundry blog has a nice writeup on a piece of Spring MVC’s machinery, the
- Alex Soto’s back, this time with a
<a href="http://www.lordofthejars.com/2013/01/testing-spring-data-mongodb.html">post on unit testing Spring Data MongoDB with NoSQL Unit</a>! Cool.
The Java Success blog has a post introducing some of the landscape for enterprise integration
solutions in the JVM community, and demonstrating some of the concepts of enterprise integration, specifically, with Spring Integration.
- The Develop and Conquer blog has a nice example with some trickery to inject a
value using the Spring Expression language and the
@Valueannotation. Very cool!
- Abhijit Ghosh put together a decent SpringMVC-based HelloWorld application using Tomcat, Maven, Eclipse (m2e).