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SpringSource Tool Suite 2.7.1 Released

Dear Spring Community,

I’m pleased to announce a minor update 2.7.1 of the SpringSource Tool Suite (STS).

The update provides:

  • support for Spring Roo 1.1.5
  • ships with Spring Roo 1.1.5
  • Roo Shell colors customizable

More details on new features and bug fixes can be found in the New and Noteworthy document. Detailed installation instructions are also available.

As always downloads are available from the STS download page.

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Spring Roo 1.1.5 Released

Dear Spring Community,

We’re happy to announce the availability of Spring Roo 1.1.5 (download here). Spring Roo is a rapid application development tool for Java, allowing you to create full enterprise applications in just minutes.

The new release features over 95 improvements and bug fixes since the 1.1.4 release. The next release of Roo will be 1.2.0.RC1 where new features such as application layering support and a new JSF UI option will be introduced.

Also, please check out the Vaadin Plugin for Spring Roo tutorial.

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SpringSource Tool Suite 2.7.0 Released

Dear Spring Community,

We’re pleased to announce the new release 2.7.0 of the SpringSource Tool Suite (STS).

Some highlights from this release:

  • Ships on top of Eclipse Indigo (3.7)
  • Includes Mylyn 3.6 and EGit 1.0
  • Updated template projects
  • Support for Grails 1.4.M1
  • Grails-aware rename type refactoring
  • Groovy-Eclipse 2.5.1, which includes support for Groovy 1.8 and DSL IDE support (DSLDs)
  • Support for Gradle

More details on new features and bug fixes can be found in the New and Noteworthy document. Detailed installation instructions are also available.

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Spring BlazeDS Integration 1.5.0 GA Released

Dear Spring Community,

I'm pleased to announce that the 1.5.0 GA release of Spring BlazeDS Integration, the open source solution for building Spring-powered RIAs with Adobe Flex, is now available.

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This release includes just a few bug-fixes needed since the release candidate. To recap from the previous milestone releases, the major features included in 1.5.0 are:

  • Enhanced AMF serialization support, with proper handling of Hibernate lazy properties and collections, the option to use direct field mapping instead of property-based mapping, and support for specifying alternate constructors to default no-arg constructor.

  • A major refactoring of the Spring Security support, resulting in easier integration of Flex apps with various Spring Security features such as Remember Me, Session Fixation Protection, and Concurrent Session Control.

  • Easier customization and namespace-supported configuration of framework-provided services such as the LoginCommand and MessageInterceptors.

  • Support for reading and writing AMF content with RESTful Spring MVC @Controllers. This serves as a nice alternative to the direct RPC approach of the Remoting Service, reducing duplication of effort in applications that need to support multiple client types. (See the updated Test Drive for usage examples.)

  • Upgraded minimum dependencies to Spring 3.0, BlazeDS 4.0, Spring Security 3.0, and Spring Integration 2.0

  • A complete revision of the Maven-based Test Drive samples, including an update across the board to use Flex 4, and a new sample to demonstrate the RESTful programming model.
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Spring AMQP for Java 1.0 RC2

We are pleased to announce that Spring AMQP for Java 1.0 RC2 is now available.

For details about the changes since RC1, please review the Release Notes here

In addition to a few bug fixes, this release provides the following:


  • Support for Exchange-to-Exchange bindings as well as custom Exchange types

  • Improved re-connection support

  • Added ChannelListener callback

  • Clarified Binding builder API semantics

  • Added a MessageProperties conversion strategy interface

  • Improved namespace coverage (e.g. <rabbit:template>)

  • Upgraded to RabbitMQ client version 2.5.0

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Spring Social 1.0.0.RC1 Released

Dear Spring Community,

We are pleased to announce that the first release candidate of the Spring Social project is now available!

The Spring Social project allows you to connect your Java applications to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers such as Facebook and Twitter.

This release includes:

  • Additions to the Facebook API binding such as photo and video upload, Facebook page support, and Facebook search.
  • Expansion of the Twitter API binding to include mobile notifications, blocking, and geo location operations.
  • Implicit sign up support enabling automatic sign up of a user from a connection.
  • A new quickstart showing how to get up and running quickly.
  • Numerous bug fixes and other improvements based on user feedback (see the changelog for details).
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Spring Data Graph 1.1.0.M1 with Neo4j support Released

Dear Spring Community,

We are pleased to announce that a new milestone release (1.1.0.M1) 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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SpringSource Tool Suite 2.7.0.M2 Released

Dear Spring Community,

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

This milestone brings mostly new features for the Cloud Foundry support and Groovy&Grails developers, including:


  • Improved Cloud Foundry support

  • Support for Grails 1.4

  • Grails aware Rename Type Refactoring

  • Improved content assist for GSPs

  • Improved Gradle support

More details can be found in the New and Noteworthy for 2.7.0.M2 document. Detailed installation instructions are also available, please look at the installation from the milestone update sites.

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Spring 3.1.0 M2 Released

The second and final milestone of Spring 3.1 is now available from our http://maven.springframework.org/milestone Maven repository or for direct download from our community download page. This release includes new features such as:


  • Code equivalents for Spring’s XML namespaces

  • Builder-style APIs for code-based Hibernate configuration

  • TestContext framework support for @Configuration classes and bean definition profiles

  • Support for injection against non-standard JavaBeans setters

  • Support for Servlet 3 code-based configuration of Servlet container

  • Support for Servlet 3 MultipartResolver

  • JPA EntityManagerFactory bootstrapping without persistence.xml

  • New HandlerMethod-based Support Classes For Annotated Controller Processing

  • Consumes and Produces @RequestMapping Conditions

  • Working With URI Template Variables In Controller Methods

  • Validation For @RequestBody Method Arguments

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Spring Data Document with MongoDB Support 1.0.0.M3 Released

Dear Spring Community,

I am pleased to announce that the Milestone 3 release of the Spring Data Document 1.0 project with MongoDB 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 MongoDB module provides integration with the MongoDB document database.

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