The Portable, Cloud-Ready HTTP Session

Engineering | Josh Long | March 01, 2015 | ...

A Framework for all Seasons (and Architectures)

Spring walks an interesting line. It provides a lot of value no matter where you run it, and - because it's built on dependency injection layer - it offers a natural piece of indirection between the underlying layer and the applications that run on top of it. This indirection promotes code portability through decoupling: your application code is ignorant of where the javax.sql.DataSource (or whatever) handle it's using comes from, be it a JNDI lookup, environment variables, or a simple new'd-up bean provided by Spring. This decoupling and the…

Spring Security 4.0.0.RC2 Released

Engineering | Rob Winch | February 26, 2015 | ...

We are please to announce the release of Spring Security 4.0.0.RC2.

We were very keen on doing a GA release, but due to community feedback we decided that another RC was necessary. Ultimately, this release resolved nearly 50 tickets.

A summary of changes can be seen below:

Assuming everything goes smoothly, the plan is to do a GA release in approximately two weeks. In the meantime, make sure to try…

This Week in Spring - February 24th, 2015

Engineering | Josh Long | February 24, 2015 | ...

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! We've got a lot to cover so let's get to it!

  1. Our pal Adam Koblentz (from ZeroTurnaround) put up this great post introducing building a websocket application with Spring Boot and JRebel. Check it out!
  2. Check out this replay of Mark Fisher, Dr. Mark Pollack, and Sabby Anandan's webinar introducing Spring XD - A Platform for data at scale and developer productivity
  3. A huge part of the Pivotal Data Suite, of course, is Spring XD. Last week I surfaced some of the amazing Spring XD wiki content on the new stream processing supports in Spring XD 1.1. Check out the Wiki page for a more detailed look by Spring XD ninja Ilayaperumal Gopinathan.
  4. Spring Cloud co-lead Spencer Gibb has been improving the Spring Cloud Netflix integration. Check out this example demonstrating using RxJava's Observable<T> return-values from Spring MVC. Here are the changes

Webinar: Building a secure Polymer app with Spring backend

News | Pieter Humphrey | February 24, 2015 | ...

Speaker: Scott Deeg

Polymer is the latest web framework out of Google. Designed completely around the emerging Web Components standards, it has the lofty goal of making it easy to build apps based on these low level primitives. Along with Polymer comes a new set of Elements (buttons, dialog boxes and such) based on the ideas of "Material Design". These technologies together make it easy to build responsive, componentized "Single Page" web applications that work for browsers on PCs or mobile devices. But what about the backend, and how do we make these apps secure? In this talk Scott Deeg will take you through an introduction to Polmyer and its related technologies, and then through the build out of a full blown cloud based app with a secure, RESTful backend based on Spring REST, Spring Cloud, and Spring Security and using Thymeleaf for backend rendering jobs. At the end he will show the principles applied in a tool he's currently building. The talk will be mainly code walk through and demo, and assumes familiarity with Java/Spring and JavaScript.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 2:00PM GMT (London GMT) Register

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 10:00AM PDT (San Francisco GMT-07:00) Register


Webinar: JHipster for Spring Boot

News | Pieter Humphrey | February 24, 2015 | ...

Speaker: Julien Dubois

JHipster focuses on generating a high quality application with a Java back-end using an extensive set of Spring technologies; Spring Boot, Spring Security, Spring Data, Spring MVC (providing a framework for websockets, REST and MVC), etc. an Angular.js front-end and a suite of pre-configured development tools like Yeoman, Maven, Gradle, Grunt, Gulp.js and Bower. JHipster creates a fully configured Spring Boot application with a set of pre-defined screens for user management, monitoring, and logging. The generated Spring Boot application is specifically tailored to make working with Angular.js a smoother experience. Join Julien for a quick-live coding session to build a simple application, and deploy it to Cloud Foundry.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 2:00PM GMT (London GMT) Register

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 10:00AM PDT (San Francisco GMT-07:00) Register


Webinar: A Single-Page Application with Spring Security and Angular JS

Engineering | Pieter Humphrey | February 24, 2015 | ...

Speaker: David Syer

Pivotal Spring Security, Spring Boot and Angular JS all have nice features for making it really easy to produce modern applications, so there is potentially a lot of value in making them work together very smoothly. Things to consider are cookies, headers, native clients, various security vulnerabilities and how modern browser technology can help us to avoid them. In this session we show how nice features of the component frameworks can be integrated simply to provide a pleasant and secure user experience. We start with a very basic single-server implementation and scale it up in stages, splitting out backend resources and authentication to separate services. The final state includes a simple API Gateway on the front end implemented declaratively using Spring Cloud, and using this we are able to neatly sidestep a lot of the problems people encounter securing a javascript front end with a distributed back end.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 2:00PM GMT (London GMT)Register

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 10:00AM PDT (San Francisco GMT-07:00) Register


SpringOne2GX 2014 Replay: Spring Data REST - Data Meets Hypermedia

News | Pieter Humphrey | February 24, 2015 | ...

Recorded at SpringOne2GX 2014

Speakers: Roy Clarkson, Greg Turnquist


Spring Data REST bridges the gap between the convenient data access layers provided by Spring Data's repository abstraction and hypermedia-driven REST web services, effectively taking out the boilerplate needed during implementation. This talk will give a quick overview of the project, explain fundamental design decisions and introduce new features of the latest version (namely service documentation and discoverability). We will then look at the Spring-A-Gram sample application (built using Spring Data REST), focusing on the implementation of the frontend bits and pieces.

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