Spring for Android 2.0.0.M1 released

I am pleased to announce that Spring for Android 2.0.0.M1 is now available in the Spring milestone repository. Highlights include:

  • Generics support through the use of ParameterizedTypeReference
  • Support for OkHttp via OkHttpRequestFactory
  • RestTemplate API parity with Spring Framework
  • Bug fixes and improvements

Minimum Version

This release raises the minimum version from Android 2.1 (API level 7) to Android 2.2 (API level 8). The Google Play Store app is no longer supported on Android 2.1 and that version is not being tracked on the Android developer Dashboards. Additionally, OkHttp is only supported on Android 2.3 and newer.


This Week in Spring - September 16th, 2014

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! We’re all back from last week’s epic SpringOne2GX 2014, but not resting on our laurels! As soon as I returned from SpringOne2GX, I set about preparing for this morning’s webinar, Bootiful Microservices with Spring Boot. That seems to have really resonated well and this is, principally, because Spring Boot and Spring Cloud are awesome! I can’t until all the amazing videos on the topic from SpringOne2GX and this webinar itself are available to share with you. To me it feels like a way for


Preview Spring Security WebSocket Support & Sessions


In my previous post, I discussed Spring Security WebSocket integration. One of the problems is that in a servlet container, the WebSocket requests do not keep the HttpSession alive.

Consider an email application that does much of its work through HTTP requests. However, there is also a chat application embedded within it that works over WebSocket APIs. If a user is actively chatting with someone, we should not timeout the HttpSession since this would be pretty poor user experience. However, this is exactly what JSR-356 does.