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Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! It's been an exciting two weeks for Hadoop content - Hadoop enthusiasts should check last week's post for an HD quality replay of Building Big Data Pipelines with Spring Hadoop from SpringOne 2GX 2012.
This marks the end of a year in development from the time of the first betas. There's a lot in this release. For more information, check out the blog. </LI> <LI>Did you guys hear about yesterday's announcement from <A href="http://www.greenplum.com/blog/topics/hadoop/introducing-pivotal-hd">about Pivotal HD, a Hadoop distribution which performs better than the competition, provides a true SQL interface, and features extra tools</a> (like an admin console and an installation, configuration and management facility) and is bundled with Spring for Apache Hadoop?
The release was in the news a lot yesterday. Here's a nice post on GigaOm, another on
CIO , and yet another on CRN and another still on Silicon Angle.
<LI> Join me, Josh Long, for the upcoming webinar - <A href="http://www.springsource.org/node/4033"><EM>Multi Client Development with Spring</EM></a> - on March 14th. The webinar will introduce how to build RESTful, Spring-based applications using Spring MVC, REST and mobile technologies like Spring Mobile and Spring Android and HTML5.
<LI>Join Damien Dallimore (Splunk) and David Turanski (SpringSource) on March28th for a webinar, and hear them introduce the <a href="http://www.springsource.org/node/4036">Spring Integration Channel Adapter for Splunk</a>!</LI> <LI>Are you a JPA user? <a href ="http://bit.ly/ZETxN6">Weigh in on the JPA TCK Access debate</a> and help improve TCK quality!</LI> <LI>Three new SpringOne2GX 2012 recordings available on YoutTube in HD this week: <a href="http://www.springsource.org/node/4034">Getting started with Spring Data and Distributed Database Grid</a>, <a href="http://www.springsource.org/node/4034">Whoops, Where did my architecture go?</a> and <a href="http://www.springsource.org/node/3814"> Monitoring and Managing Spring Integration</a>.</LI> <LI>If you missed the Testing Web Applications with Spring 3.2 Webinar with Sam Brannen and Rossen Stoyanchev, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6x8LE7Qd1Q">you can see it in HD</a> on YouTube.</LI>
BeanFactoryPostProcessorto achieve the effect. NB: this is not something I'd recommend doing! This is super hackety. It is, however, a nice illustration of just how flexible Spring is.
Pas Apicella has written a very nice post on using Spring and MyBatis, along with VMware SQLFire .
cloudfoundry-runtime's Java types, letting you configure Cloud Foundry applications in Spring using Java (and Java configuration)
<A href="http://www.java-allandsundry.com/2013/02/test-fixtures-using-spring-bean.html">post on XML vs. Java-based configuration styles in Spring</a>.</LI> <LI> The <EM>VmwareNews.de</EM> blog has a nice post <A href="http://vmwarenews.de/2013/02/26/vmware-vfabric-blog-introducing-a-new-reference-architecture-that-will-speed-knowledge-development-of-modern-cloud-applications">on the new VMWare vFabric reference architecture</a>.
<LI> The <EM>Techi Ghost</EM> blog has an interesting post <A href="http://techighost.com/event-handling-with-spring-framework/"> on how Spring's <CODE>ApplicationContext</CODE>-wide eventing mechanism works</a>. The event mechanism, by the way, is one of the things that <A href="http://blog.springsource.org/2013/01/16/next-stop-spring-framework-4-0/">should be greatly improved in the upcoming Spring 4.0 release</a>, due at the end of this year.