This Week in Spring - January 7th, 2014

Engineering | Josh Long | January 07, 2014 | ...

Welcome back to another installment of This Week in Spring! Things are starting to ramp up considerably here on the Spring team. This week, on the 9th, we have the very anticipated Spring 4 release webinar Registration has been crazy! I'll be there, watching and helping to MC. I hope you'll be there too!

Also, if you're in the Bay Area, I'll be speaking at the Oakland JUG on January 22nd for a few hours in an evening we're calling Have You Seen Spring Lately?. We'll look at the epic last year's worth of awesome, including the release of Spring 4, Spring Boot and Spring XD. I hope you'll join us there, too! Bring questions!

  1. On Jan 16th, 2014, our Spring Security lead Rob Winch will introduce the Spring Security 3.2 release and talk about it's support for Java Configuration, CSRF Protection, Security Related HTTP response headers, optional Spring MVC integration, and of course, Spring Framework 4.0.
  2. Patrick Grimard has put together a nice post on using Spring Security 3.2.0's CSRF protection with a Backbone (or, really, any client-facing application). There is, as Spring Security Rob Winch points out, a simpler still way to achieve this.
  3. Feburary is Security month! We've just released a SpringOne2GX 2013 Replay: Data Modelling and Identity Management with OAuth2, with Dr. David Syer..
  4. On the REST front, also just released another SpringOne2GX 2013 Replay: Spring RESTBucks - A hypermedia-driven REST webservice, with Oliver Gierke.
  5. Roy Clarkson put together a great post on how to use WebJars, which lets you manage client-side dependencies like JavaScript using traditional JVM-based build-management tools like Gradle and Maven, along with Spring Boot.
  6. This post - about application instrumentation for logging, is a little old, but I thought it worth mention because it's generally pretty insightful and it demonstrates its concepts in terms of not only the canonical Spring Pet Clinic application, but also the Node.js Node Cellar, and the .NET Music Store. Not bad!
  7. Our pal Petri Kainulainen is back! He's written a nice post on how to use the JOOQ typesafe query API with Spring
  8. This post has so very little to do with Spring, but it does have to do with GemFire XD (our in-memory, distributed data-store that can work in-memory or with HDFS) and a bit of clever Python tinkering to access GemFire XD from Python.
  9. Did you see this epic post on running a Spring Boot-powered web service on a Raspberry Pi?
  10. Ned Lowe's put together a nice post on migrating from Spring MVC 2.0-style MVC applications to the annotation-centric approach available since Spring MVC 2.5.
  11. Thys Michels has put together a nice post on JUnit testing Spring MVC services.
  12. And thanks to the Learning Spring blog for the friendly reminder that Spring applications expose a lot of valuable logging for your exploitation if you simply modify the right configuration files.
  13. Tomas Zezula put together a nice post on Spring's @Primary annotation, which lets you disambiguate the choice for which dependency to use from among many possible dependencies.

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