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Webinar: Building Big Data Applications with Hadoop & Spring

At Pivotal we are bringing two open source projects together -- Hadoop and the very rapid and widely used Spring java application development framework to help build Big Data Applications. While Hadoop is proving to be the defacto foundation for storing and processing data, real-world scenarios require much more. Millions of developers are already using Spring to create high performing, easily testable, reusable code without any lock-in. In this month's webinar James Williams will explore how Spring XD (Xtreme Data) is addressing Big Data Application needs including:

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Webinar: Building WebSocket Browser Applications with Spring

So, you've written a "Hello world!" WebSocket application or perhaps even a chat sample. You're able to exchange messages even in pre-Servlet 3.1 containers and pre-IE 10 browsers (that don't yet support WebSocket) thanks to the SockJS protocol and Spring's support for it. However a message is a blank page that can have any content. Whatever message format you choose, proprietary or standard, both client and server need to understand it as well as distinguish different kinds of messages. You need support for the publish-subscribe pattern central to messaging applications so you can broadcast messages to one or more subscribers. You need to incorporate security, validation, and so on. In short you need to build a real-world application. If you're used to web applications (and Spring MVC annotated controllers) you are familiar with the foundation that HTTP provides including URLs (nouns), HTTP methods (verbs), headers, parameters, and others. Imagine building an application without HTTP, just a socket. WebSocket gives you this brand new, exciting capability -- full duplex, two-way communication -- yet you no longer have an application-level protocol. Can an entire application be built around a single Endpoint class processing all messages, assuming a single WebSocket connection between browser and server? Join Rossen Stoyanchev as he demonstrates that, thankfully, the WebSocket protocol has a built-in sub-protocol mechanism.

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Webinar: Simplifying Spring with Spring Boot

Are you fed up with searching stackoverflow for copy-paste configuration, do you want to write apps that can ‘just run’? Perhaps you are just starting out with Spring and want a quick way to learn the basics without manually downloading and installing half the Internet?

In this webinar Phil Webb will demonstrate how Spring Boot can take you from zero to Spring with minimal fuss. We will look at how you can rapidly prototype Spring applications using Groovy, and how Spring Configuration in Java applications can be radically simpler. We will show how you can embed tomcat into your applications and turn a few lines of Java into a production ready, executable jar that is less than 8 Mb.

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Webinar Replay: Spring with Cucumber for Automation

Learn how Spring and Cucumber integrate to make test automation easier. Cucumber is a framework for Behavior-Driven-Development (BDD), a refinement of TDD (Test-Driven-Development). Its intent is to enable developers to write high-level use cases in plain text that can be verified by non-technical stakeholders, and turn them into executable tests, written in a language called Gherkin. Using Spring, Cucumber, WebDriver2, Hemant Joshi will show you how to use Spring & Cucumber to do BDD with elegance and joy.

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Spring Framework 3.2 and the SpringSource EBR

Beginning with version 3.2, Spring Framework JAR files such as spring-core, spring-context, and spring-webmvc no longer contain MANIFEST.MF files with OSGi metadata. Likewise, builds are not automatically promoted to the SpringSource EBR. To ensure that OSGi users are able to upgrade to Spring Framework 3.2, SpringSource will create and publish bundles for Spring Framework 3.2 GA to the EBR in a separate process shortly following the GA release. At least one 3.2 milestone or release candidate will also be published such that the community can validate the OSGi metadata prior to going GA. Note that any future releases in the Spring Framework 3.1.x line will continue to contain OSGi metadata and will be published immediately to the EBR as per usual. Interested users may want to place a watch on SPR-8903 to be notified of further updates, e.g. when Spring Framework 3.2 bundles are published to the EBR.

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Free Spring - Hadoop Conference in Singapore

We are glad to announce that we will host a FREE conference about Spring and Hadoop on Friday August 30th in downtown Singapore from 6 to 8 PM.

Spring best practices: from Spring Petclinic to Spring Data Hadoop

Michael Isvy joined SpringSource (the company behind Spring, now part of Pivotal) in 2008. He has, since then, taught Spring to more than 1000 students in 10 different countries. He has presented on Spring at numerous conferences and is an active technical blogger on the SpringSource blog. Michael holds the position of Education Manager for the Asia-Pacific region at SpringSource/Pivotal.

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SpringSource Training Schedule: September 2013

If you are a Java developer looking to increase your Spring knowledge, Spring Training by Pivotal is the place to start. We are providing several Spring trainings across the globe closely connected to your needs as a professional developer. This month we provide the new 4-day Groovy & Grails class in Boston, MA. SpringSource has also started offering new Hibernate with Spring Classes in the Bay Area, Germany, London (GB) and the United States (Online Courses)

The complete Spring training schedule for September, 2013 can be found below:

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Webinar Replay: Spring with Cucumber for Automation

Speaker: Hemant Joshi

Learn how Spring and Cucumber integrate to make test automation easier. Cucumber is a framework for Behavior-Driven-Development (BDD), a refinement of TDD (Test-Driven-Development). Its intent is to enable developers to write high-level use cases in plain text that can be verified by non-technical stakeholders, and turn them into executable tests, written in a language called Gherkin. Using Spring, Cucumber, WebDriver2, Hemant Joshi will show you how to use Spring & Cucumber to do BDD with elegance and joy.

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Webinar Replay: Functional Programming without Lambdas

Speakers: Mattias Severson & Johan Haleby, Jayway Inc You’ve probably heard the buzz about functional programming and you may have glanced at the new Lambda features in Java 8. What is less known is that it’s actually possible to leverage some of the functional-style techniques even in older Java versions. This means that you can program in a functional style, even if your organization has not updated to Java 8. In this session, you’ll learn about real-world experiences with functional frameworks such as LamdaJ, Functional Java and Guava. What should you consider before adopting them? How do they compare against one another? If you are stuck with a legacy Java version and want to be prepared for the functional future of Java 8, make sure to attend this session.

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Webinar: Resistance Is NOT Futile: How to talk Spring and Influence People

Sure the new features coming out in Spring Framework 4.0 are super exciting, but what about those of us that are still explaining dependency injection to our junior developers? And while Spock, Geb, and spring-test-mvc are revolutionizing our ability to test applications, what about the senior developers that are still justifying the value of unit testing to their managers. Strong technical leadership can overcome the organizational inertia that often resists your team’s adoption of Spring technologies. Improve your leadership skills by drawing from lessons that were learned during the process of migrating Liberty University’s software development department from “cut-and-paste coding” in ColdFusion to enterprise grade application development on the Spring Framework. Learn to plan an effective technology adoption strategy that avoids “new technology overload” and balances the pace of technology improvement with the necessity to continue production. Relationships with managers, junior developers, and production system administrators will all be important. Gain a better xtunderstanding of nontechnical managers and explore strategies for providing the conte they need to make the right decisions. Examine ways to build mentoring plans for your junior developers that include but extend beyond training and certifications from SpringSource University so that you can spend less time teaching and more time coding.

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