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STS Cloud Foundry Integration M5 Released

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Spring Data MongoDB 1.0.0.M5 Released

Dear Spring Community,

I am pleased to announce that the Spring Data MongoDB 1.0 Milestone 5 release is now available!

The primary goal of the Spring Data project is to make it easier to build Spring-powered applications that use new data access technologies such as non-relational databases, map-reduce frameworks, and cloud based data services.

The MongoDB module provides integration with the MongoDB document database.

Downloads | JavaDocs | Reference Documentation | Changelog

To learn more about the project, visit the Spring Data MongoDB Page.

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Spring Data Neo4j 2.0.0.M1 Released

Dear Spring Community,

We are pleased to announce that the first milestone release (2.0.0.M1) of the new Spring Data Neo4j major version 2.0 is now available!

In the last few weeks the engineers have been busy transforming the existing library under a new name to make it fit for its presentation
at Spring One 2GX next week.

A major internal refactoring split the framework into several submodules, each addressing a different concern.

  • spring-data-neo4j: Neo4jTemplate for easy, copying object-graph-mapping, and Spring Data Repositories using persistence entity meta information
  • spring-data-neo4j-aspects: transparent object-graph-mapping using AspectJ
  • spring-data-neo4j-cross-store: AspectJ based cross-store-persistence between JPA and Neo4j
  • spring-data-neo4j-rest: transparent access of a remote Neo4j REST-Server
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Spring Data Redis 1.0.0.RC1 Released

Dear Spring Community,

I am pleased to announce the first release candidate of the Spring Data Redis 1.0 project is now available!

Downloads | JavaDocs | Reference Documentation | Changelog

This release features several fixes and improvements such as:

  • Upgrade to Spring 3.1 RC1
  • Improved JDK 5 compatibility
  • Improved Spring 3.1 cache abstraction on top of Redis

We look forward to your feedback on the forum or in the issue tracker.

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This Week in Spring, October 18th, 2011

What a week!  If you're an enterprise Java developer, then you've no doubt heard the news - Spring 3.1 RC1 has just been released!  Read on for more details and be sure to sound off on the <a href="">forums</a> if you have questions or feedback! 

And, of course, if you’re at SpringOne2GX 2011 next week, you can look forward to hearing a lot more on Spring 3.1 as well as the latest and greatest from all the Spring technologies.
We look forward to seeing you all there!

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Upgrading Maven integration for SpringSource Tool Suite 2.8.0

UPDATE, Nov 23: We have released STS 2.8.1, that fixes many of the install/uninstall of m2eclipse issues that people were having. Read the release announcement. Now, it is possible to upgrade/downgrade m2eclipse easily. STS 2.8.1 fully supports both versions of m2eclipse.

Today, we released version 2.8.0 of the SpringSource Tool Suite. Along with an update to Eclipse Indigo SR1 (which brings you full IDE support for Java7), we also updated the Maven integration from the old and unmaintained m2eclipse versions 0.12.x to the latest version m2e 1.0 – which is now shipping as part of the Eclipse release train. The STS 2.8.0 packages come with m2e 1.0 and several compatible add-ons (project configurators) pre-installed. We have also implemented a migration assistant that helps the upgrading your existing projects to the new m2e version. This migration assistant will convert the classpath, builder and project nature of all legacy Maven projects to be m2e 1.0 compatible. It will not update old launch configurations or project/workspace settings. These will need to be migrated by hand.

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SpringSource Tool Suite 2.8.0 Released

Dear Spring Community,


We're pleased to announce the new release 2.8.0 of the SpringSource Tool Suite (STS). Some highlights from this release:

  • ships on top of Eclipse Indigo SR1
  • includes full IDE support for Java 7 (coming with the Eclipse 3.7.1 update)
  • support for Spring 3.1 bean profiles, including validation and navigation
  • support for Spring 3.1 c-namespace including quick-fixes, validation and content-assist
  • improved constructor-arg validation and quick-fixes
  • updated Eclipse Maven integration (m2e 1.0.100), including migration assistance
  • support for Groovy 1.8.2
  • support for Grails 2.0.0.M2
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Spring Data JDBC Extensions with Oracle Database Support 1.0.0.RC1 Released

Dear Spring Community, We are pleased to announce that the release candidate (1.0.0.RC1) of the Spring Data JDBC Extensions 1.0 project with Oracle Database support is now available!

The new Spring Data JDBC Extensions project was created to provide additional support for vendor specific JDBC extensions as well as new approaches to working with JDBC like QueryDSL. The bulk of the support is made up of code ported from the SpringSource project "Advanced Pack for Oracle Database" that was available for support subscription customers. We are now making this code available to all Spring users and any new developments will be made in the Spring Data JDBC Extensions project.

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Using Cloud Foundry Services with Spring: Part 1 - The Basics

Services offered in Cloud Foundry make writing efficient and effective applications possible. Developers can now choose just the right kind of services without worrying about operating those services. For example, a portion of an application can choose Postgres for the parts where transactional access is crucial, MongoDB where interacting with data as a collection of documents makes sense, Redis where key-value is the right abstraction, and RabbitMQ where messaging helps create effective architecture. In this four-part blog series, we will explore how Spring applications can use Cloud Foundry services. While our focus is on Spring, developers using other frameworks, especially JVM-based frameworks (Grails, Lift, and plain Java Web) will find good portion of these blogs relevant.

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Spring Framework 3.1 RC1 released

It is my pleasure to announce that the first Spring Framework 3.1 release candidate has - finally - been released this week! We have been working on this release for several months, completing our milestone work and recently adding support for Java SE 7 and for Hibernate 4.0 to the feature list.

Spring Framework 3.1 RC1 completes the 3.1 feature set:

  • The environment abstraction and the environment profile mechanism for bean definitions.

  • Comprehensive Java-based application configuration based on @Enable* annotations on @Configuration classes.

  • An overhaul of the TestContext framework with first-class support for @Configuration classes and for environment profiles.

  • Our new “c:” namespace for conveniently specifying constructor arguments by name in a concise inline style.

  • The cache abstraction with our declarative caching solution (@Cacheable etc) on top.

  • The Servlet 3.0 based WebApplicationInitializer mechanism for bootstrapping a Spring web application without web.xml!

  • Revised MVC processing with flash attribute support, a new @RequestPart annotation, and REST support refinements.

  • Refined JPA support: package scanning without persistence.xml; consistent configuration based on persistence unit names.

  • Support for Hibernate 4.0 (CR4 at this time) as well as for Quartz 2.0, while preserving compatibility with older versions.

  • Last but not least: a Java 7 theme, with JDBC 4.1 getting autodetected and with basic support for ForkJoinPool setup.

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