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First Milestone of the Next Generation Version of Spring Web Flow Released

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Spring Web Services 1.0 Released

After two years of development, we are pleased to announce that Spring Web Services 1.0 is now available.

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Spring Web Services is a product of the Spring community focused on the creation of document-driven, contract-first web services. The key features of Spring Web Services include…

  • Making the best practice the easy practice: Spring Web Services makes enforcing best practices easier. This includes practices such as the WS-I basic profile, Contract-First development, and having a loose coupling between contract and implementation.
  • Powerful mappings: You can route an incoming XML request to any handler depending on message payload, SOAP Action header, or XPath expression.
  • XML API support: Incoming XML messages can be handled in standard JAXP APIs such as DOM, SAX, and StAX, but also JDOM, dom4j, XOM, or even marshalling technologies.
  • Flexible XML Marshalling: The Object/XML Mapping module in the Spring Web Services distribution supports JAXB 1 and 2, Castor, XMLBeans, JiBX, and XStream.  Because it is a separate module, you can use it in other environments as well.
  • Reuse of your Spring expertise: Spring-WS uses Spring application contexts for all configuration, which gets you up-and-running quickly. Also, the architecture of Spring-WS resembles that of Spring-MVC.
  • Support for WS-Security: WS-Security allows you to sign SOAP messages, encrypt and decrypt them, or authenticate against them. And it integrates with Spring Security!
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Amsterdam Java Meetup Q307, September 21st

It’s time for the next Java Meetup again. I decided to postpone the 7th installment of this quarterly event in Amsterdam until right after summer, because most people here in The Netherlands take a couple of weeks off in August or so.

I’ve looked at our internal schedules and it seems September 21st is the only day left in September, so I hope it fits with other people’s schedules as well.

We’ll be doing it at the same location as last April’s meetup, as this is pretty convenient for us and everybody seems to be fine with it. The first Java Meetup ever was held in my favorite Amsterdam hangout, the Wijnand & Fockinck, but we quickly realized this is way too small to accommodate for 50 to 100 people and moved to the Jaren.

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Spring Framework 2.1 M3 Released

Dear Spring Community,

I’m pleased to announce that Spring 2.1 M3 has been released!

This is the third milestone release in the Spring 2.1 series, introducing autowiring for collections, the "bean(name)" pointcut element, various JDBC enhancements, JRuby 1.0 support and many refinements all over the framework.

Spring 2.1 M1 Released

 

Please see the changelog and JIRA roadmap for more details on the new features introduced in this release.

FYI, we have also released 2.0.7 snapshots, containing backported fixes from 2.1 M3. Please give a recent snapshot a try as a drop-in replacement for 2.0.5/2.0.6! The official 2.0.7 release is scheduled for August 15th. 

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