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Spring enables you to focus on your business problem rather than the plumbing that connects components and systems. Take a tour of Spring’s key features from the core framework to infrastructure and data services and learn how to build, run and manage your modern Java applications. Getting started is easy and you can do it now.

 

Spring Framework Features

The Spring Framework helps you build Java Applications faster because it allows you to focus on your business problem rather than the plumbing code that connects components and systems. The features of Spring include:

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Spring Social 1.0.0.RC3 Released

Dear Spring Community,

We are pleased to announce the 1.0.0.RC3 release of Spring Social, including the 1.0.0.RC3 releases of Spring Social Facebook and Spring Social Twitter. Spring Social lets you connect your Java applications to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers such as Facebook and Twitter.

This release includes fixes for bugs reported since 1.0.0.RC2, as well as a few improvements:

  • ConnectInterceptor implementations can now add parameters to the authorization URL.
  • Twitter TimelineOperations.updateStatus() improvements:
    • Photos can now be uploaded along with a status update.
    • TimelineOperations.updateStatus() now returns a Tweet object for the newly posted tweet.
    • A status can now be posted as being a reply to an existing status.
  • The set of sample applications has been updated, including two new examples: One to demonstrate a popup-based connection flow and another to demonstrate using Spring Social within a Facebook Canvas application.
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Spring AMQP 1.0 GA released

We are pleased to announce that Spring AMQP 1.0 GA (for Java) has been released! You can find links to all of the resources (documentation, samples, source code, forum, issue tracker, etc) at the Spring AMQP Home Page. The artifacts are available in the SpringSource Maven repository as well as Maven Central.

This project has been extremely popular during its milestone and release-candidate phases, and we would like to thank those of you in the community who have provided valuable feedback and raised JIRA issues along the way. We are looking forward to watching the community grow even more now that we have a GA release.

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STS Cloud Foundry Integration 2.7.0.M4 Released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce a new milestone release 2.7.0.M4 of the Cloud Foundry Integration for the SpringSource Tool Suite (STS).
This milestone release includes support for the just released Micro Cloud Foundry and allows you to register users directly from within your IDE.
In addition to that the milestone includes a number of fixes and improvements to existing features.

Installation instructions and a quick guide for the tooling is available from the SpringSource Team Blog: Using Cloud Foundry from STS.

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Spring 3.0.6 is Now Available

With so much of the focus on the new features in Spring 3.1, it is important to remember that the 3.0.x branch is still being updated. Sneaking in under the radar last week, we saw the release of Spring 3.0.6. This release addresses over 50 minor issues and includes about a dozen small improvements. Be sure to read the Change Log for all the details.

Download | Documentation | Javadoc API | Change Log | JIRA

Don't forget that Spring users can ask questions in the community forum and identify issues in JIRA as well.

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Spring Data Graph 1.1.0 with Neo4j support released

Dear Spring Community,

We are pleased to announce that the second release (1.1.0.RELEASE) of the Spring Data Graph project with Neo4j support is now available!

After the first public release of Spring Data Graph in April 2011 we mainly focused on user feedback.

With the improved documentation around the tooling and an upgraded AspectJ version we addressed many of the AspectJ issues that where reported by users. With the latest STS and Eclipse and hopefully with Idea11 it is possible to develop Spring Data Graph applications without the red wiggles. To further ease the development we also provided sample build scripts for ant/ivy and a plugin for gradle.

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SpringSource Tool Suite 2.8.0.M1 Released

Dear Spring Community,

I’m pleased to announce that we just released the first milestone build for the next release of the SpringSource Tool Suite (STS).

This milestone brings mostly some updates and new features for Groovy&Grails developers, including:


  • update to tc Server Developer Edition 2.5.1

  • update to Maven 3.0.3

  • update to Mylyn 3.6.1

  • runs on JDK 1.7.0, including Spring Roo 1.1.5

  • validation and quick-fixes for constructor-arg

  • support for Grails 2.0.0.M1

  • enhanced DSL support for Grails 2.0.0.M1

  • lot of improvements for Groovy-Eclipse

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Spring Data JDBC Extensions with Oracle Database Support 1.0.0.M2 Released

Dear Spring Community,

We are pleased to announce that the second milestone release (1.0.0.M2) of the Spring Data JDBC Extensions 1.0 project with Oracle Database support is now available!

The new Spring Data JDBC Extensions project was created to provide additional support for vendor specific JDBC extensions as well as new approaches to working with JDBC like QueryDSL. The bulk of the support is made up of code ported from the SpringSource project “Advanced Pack for Oracle Database” that was available for support subscription customers. We are now making this code available to all Spring users and any new developments will be made in the Spring Data JDBC Extensions project.

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Spring Social 1.0.0.RC2 Released

Dear Spring Community,

We are pleased to announce the release of Spring Social 1.0.0.RC2. Spring Social lets you connect your Java applications to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers such as Facebook and Twitter.

This announcement is for the Spring Social core project as well as the Spring Social Facebook and Spring Social Twitter projects which are also seeing their 1.0.0.RC2 releases today.

This release includes fixes for bugs reported since 1.0.0.RC1, as well as a few improvements:

  • The Twitter and Facebook clients now support paging for API operations that can return paged results.
  • ProviderSignInController now handles the scenario where the user denies authorization.
  • The exceptional case where multiple local users are matched during a provider sign in attempt is now handled.
  • The set of sample applications has been updated.
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Spring Data Graph 1.1.0.RC1 with Neo4j support Released

Dear Spring Community,

We are pleased to announce that a new release candidate (1.1.0.RC1) of the Spring Data Graph project with Neo4j support is now available!

The primary goal of the Spring Data project is to make it easier to build Spring-powered applications that use new data access technologies such as non-relational databases, map-reduce frameworks, and cloud based data services.

The Graph Neo4j module provides integration with the Neo4j graph database. Back in 2010, Rod Johnson and Emil Eifrem started brainstorming about Spring and Neo4j integration including transparent persistence and cross-store support. After an initial prototype it has been further developed in close cooperation between the VMware and Neo Technology development teams.

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