Welcome back to another installment of This Week in Spring. As usual, we've got a lot to cover. In particular, you'll note that this week's roundup features a lot of great Spring Batch content. So, let's get to it -- and don't forget the SpringOne2GX early bird rate ends Aug 9th!
- I did a webinar introducing how to build REST APIs with Spring's rich REST stack a few weeks ago, and I'm happy to report that the talk - which introduces Spring MVC, Spring HATEOAS, Spring REST Shell, Spring Data REST, Spring Security OAuth and Spring Social in terms of a simple sample application that we refine - is now available on the SpringSourceDev YouTube Channel. As I mentioned last week, the slides are available on my SlideShare.net page and the code is available on my GitHub page. Enjoy, and don't hesitate to feedback/ask questions at josh(dot)long(at)SpringSource(dot)com!
- InfoQ has a great post introducing JSR 352, the Java Batch specification. If you're a Spring Batch user, then a lot of this will look very familiar! I think this is a particularly nice JSR, and encourage you to check it out. Spring
- Chris Schaefer has put together a brilliant Spring Batch refcard for DZone which went up yesterday, head over to DZone for the free download.
- Craig Walls has announced that Spring Social Facebook 1.0.3 is now available. The new release addresses breaking changes in the upcoming Facebook API revision.
- Gary Russell has announced that Spring AMQP 1.2.0 release candidate is now available. The new release features many improvements and bug fixes.
- Johnathan Mark Smith is back at it again, with a blog on RESTTemplate To Post Data to a Web Service. Nice work Jonathan!
- This week SpringSource is offering a four-day Groovy & Grails class in San Francisco, check it out here
- Our pal Tobias Flohre is back with the 4th installment of his series introducing Java configuration with Spring Batch.
- Leleu Jérôme has released a Spring Security Pac4J client. It has OAuth with providers, OpenID, CAS, and HTTP.
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- Vamsi Kancharla put together a nice sample project with Spring MVC, bean-validation, error handling (using
@ControllerAdvice), protection against XSS and input form attacks, and a lot more. Check it out!
- Kim Saabye Pedersen put together a nice post reinforcing some useful (and hopefully well-understood!) principles of singletons in Spring.
- Hantsy Bai has put together a very nice post explaining how to create a Spring project from the Spring Tool Suite.