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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!

Learn more about Spring Web Services at The Spring Experience, December 12 - 15, 2007 at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida. Arjen will deliver two sessions on Spring Web Services there: Introducing Spring Web Services, and WS-DuckTyping with Web Services.

See the release notes for a list of fixes since 1.0-RC2.

Finally, a big word of thanks to all involved. It would not have been possible without you!

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