Phillip Verheyden's talk offers a very pragmatic look athow to move Spring 3 application - including dependencies like Jackson and Hibernate - to take advantage of newer and new features in Spring 4.x.
Don't miss our pal Marten Deinum's May 12th webinar on modernizing legacy Spring applications. I can't wait to listen to this one! Regular This Week in Spring readers know he almost always makes an appearance in our roundup!
Spring Data ninja Thomas Risberg just announced Spring for Apache Hadoop 2.2 M1. The new release includes newer supported dependencies, better support for for Hiveserver2 including a batch tasklet, support for a batch tasklet to run Spark apps, Spring Boot-integration, smarter security integration, and integration with Spring Cloud components, and much more!
The good Dr. Pollack just announced Spring XD 1.2 M1 (including a preview of the astonishing Spring Flo visual editor, improved Cassandra and Kafka integration, and much more) and 1.1.2 which contains bugfixes. I can't wait to see some of the stuff in Spring XD 1.2.M1.
Java Code Geek has a nice post aggregating the top Java libraries represented by imports in some 60,000+ libraries on GitHub. The numbers are very telling: Spring libraries feature the most frequently, taken together, and Spring Test, in particular, comes right after JUnit (ahead of the likes of Mockito!) in terms of popularity. I also like that many of the other non-Spring libaries represented are very often included a Spring Boot starter. Convenient!