Rod and I are here in San Francisco at Oracle OpenWorld 2006. This is indeed a scene. I can’t decide if “hubris” or “impressive” is the right way to describe it but the numbers don’t lie. They are expecting 45000 people for the conference and the City of San Francisco thinks the show will generate $50-60M in money for the city. Apparently, no Oracle employee is allowed to stay in a hotel north of the airport. One of the more shocking things was that the city blocked off a chunk of Howard St. in front of Moscone for the conference.
Spring Web Flow is a product of the Spring community focused on the orchestration of user interface flow within a web application.
This release contains many improvements and several exciting new features. We consider it the most stable release to-date and, at last, the release that makes the Spring Web Flow 1.0 final roadmap feature complete. Spring Web Flow 1.0 final will be released next week with minimal changes. Between now and then we encourage you to test 1.0 RC4 to help catch any remaining issues before the big 1.0 launch.
Spring 2.0 went final on Tuesday! This is the product of 9 months of hard work from the Spring team, and huge amounts of user feedback (thanks!) and it’s a big step forward.
I promise my next blog will be about something other than download numbers. I’ve been playing around with some interesting approaches to testing pointcuts in @AspectJ annotations, so I’m hoping next time to post some interesting code.
But we just noticed some pretty amazing figures from SourceForge, so I can’t resist posting about them. There were over 10,000 downloads of Spring 2.0 in the first 24 hours! Interest in Spring 2.0 has been building for months–with some users already in production with a release candidate, including a prominent media site in Europe–and I think Keith’s brilliant launch page and countdown of last week topped it all off.
One last Spring 2.0 announcement on a day full of them. The Maven POMs for Spring 2.0 are up in Spring’s private repository. If you want to point to it directly check https://svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/springframework/repos/repo/. If you want to wait, they should be replicated into the Ibiblio Maven repository over the next couple of days.
For those of you who like to browse around with a bit more metadata, the ViewVC interface from SourceForge is a good choice. Remember that you should use the earlier link as a URL for maven, but you can use the later link for browsing.
As the leading full-stack Java/Java EE application framework, Spring delivers significant benefits for many projects, reducing development effort and costs while improving test coverage and quality.
This stable, production-grade release comes after 9 months of active development. In this short time the Spring 2.x series has matured immensely, benefiting from over 150,000 early access downloads across 9 milestone releases, resulting in over 750 JIRA issues resolved, 50 of which introduce major new features.