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News | Pieter Humphrey | June 18, 2014 | ...

Dear Spring Community and Forum users -

We are grateful for all the interaction on our community forums, and wish to thank you for all the questions, answers, and discussions.

A better community experience awaits us all at, in fact many of us have been there for some time. As part of our ongoing effort here at Pivotal to provide you with the best possible community experience, the website is retiring effective today, 6/20/2014. It will remain online only in read-only mode - will be closed to posting activity or user registrations.

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Final Service Release For Spring Data Release Train Codd Available

Releases | Oliver Drotbohm | June 18, 2014 | ...

I'd like to announce the availability of the third and final service release for the Spring Data release train named Codd. The release contains a lot of bug fixes that made it into the RC and GA releases of the Dijkstra release train already.

This Week in Spring - June 17, 2014

Engineering | Josh Long | June 17, 2014 | ...

Welcome to another installation of This Week in Spring. This week I'm in Toronto, Canada, visiting the Pivotal Labs offices and talking to customers doing amazing things with different parts of the Spring platform.

There is some very exciting news coming tomorrow, so be sure to check this blog tomorrow!

  1. Spring for Hadoop 2.0 GA has been released! The new release adds support for Apache Hadoop (2.2, 2.4), Pivotal HD 2.0, Cloudera CDH 5, and Hortonworks HDP 2.1, supports YARN, new readers/writers for working with HDFS, new support for reading and writing POJO datasets using the Kite SDK, and a lot more.
  2. Spring YARN ninja Janne Valkealahti has put together some epic guides introducing Spring YARN. Related: there are Canadian banks interested in this stuff! BANKS - the most risk averse organizations in the world!
  3. Stéphane Nicoll talks about the improvements in our Spring Cache abstraction coming in Spring 4.1.
  4. Stéphane also debuts the new Getting Started guide that introduces the Spring Cache abstraction. Very cool!
  5. Join Greg Turnquist on July 8th for a webinar about Building your app management tools with Spring Boot. See how to monitor application logs using a little Spring Integration, Spring WebSocket+STOMP, and other technologies, all with some lightweight Boot+Groovy code.
  6. From the trenches: Join Casey Doolittle and Phil Dutson on July 15th for a webinar about a crazy prioject, and how they had to Build a Shopping Cart in 24 Hours using Spring.
  7. Check out this upcoming webinar by Michael Plod on why he recommends Spring - learn the business and technology case! Michael is a great speaker and frequently appears at conferences. Register now for the event on July 22nd.
  8. On July 29th, Russ Danner from Crafter software will tell us about Conquering Content-enabled Web and Mobile Applications with Spring and Groovy.
  9. SpringOne2GX 2013 replay from Splunk: Integrating Splunk into your Spring Applications
  10. SpringOne2GX 2013 replay from JFrog: Open/Closed Software - Developing freemium application using Spring Framework
  11. Kailashnath Kutti talks about scripting and and querying Hadoop at the Singapore Spring User Group. Nice talk, check it out!
  12. Speaking of Hadoop, check out this article on GigaOm about the state of the Hadoop ecosystem, and of Pivotal's contributions
  13. I liked Rafał Nowak's introduction to Spring Boot.
  14. There's a nice post on Dzone by Lubos Krnac on secure-by-default vs. secure-by-exception approaches to using Spring Security. I like it! The nice thing about Spring Security is that the choice is always yours.
  15. Sezin Karli put together a nice post on how to use Spring Boot's auto configuration support for Spring Social
  16. I loved Netflix engineer Tomas Lin's great post on reading and validating lists of properties with Spring Boot.
  17. Congrats to team Socrates on winning the Neo4j prize at HackSummit for most innovative use of a graph Database for social good. Does this have much to do with Spring? No, it's just that Neo4j's a very nice choice for many different types of data workloads. You might check out the webinar the amazing Michael Hunger and I did on the topic a little while ago!
  18. An oldie but a goodie: Keyhole software's Mark Adelsberger put together a nice post on how they use Spring's RabbitMQ support, following a tutorial on the same subject.

SpringOne2GX 2013 Replay: Integrating Splunk into your Spring Applications

News | Pieter Humphrey | June 17, 2014 | ...

Recorded at SpringOne2GX 2013 in Santa Clara, CA

Speaker: Damien Dallimore

How much visibility do you really have into your Spring applications? How effectively are you capturing,harnessing and correlating the logs, metrics, & messages from your Spring applications that can be used to deliver this visibility ? What tools and techniques are you providing your Spring developers with to better create and utilize this mass of machine data ? In this session I'll answer these questions and show how Splunk can be used to not only provide historical and realtime visibility into your Spring applications , but also as a platform that developers can use to become more "devops effective" & easily create custom big data integrations and standalone solutions.I'll discuss and demonstrate many of Splunk's Java apps,frameworks and SDK and also cover the Spring Integration Adaptors for Splunk. Learn more about Spring Integration at

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SpringOne2GX 2013 Replay: Open/Closed Software - Developing freemium application using Spring Framework

News | Pieter Humphrey | June 17, 2014 | ...

Recorded at SpringOne2GX 2013 in Santa Clara, CA

Speaker: Frederic Simon Developing freemium which involves OSS is not a trivial task. From one side, you need to prevent premium code from working in your free modules, and do it gracefully - without errors and performance degradation. From other side, your OSS core must be easily accessible to the premium modules. Partial public availability of the code and unified continuous delivery process for two different versions of the product is also challenging. In this talk we'll showcase Artifactory, which successfully combines OSS and Pro versions by heavily relying on flexible dependency injection mechanics, available in Spring. We will talk about developing, building, testing and releasing hybrid freemium application and will review the existing approaches, discussing pros and cons of each of them.

Learn more about Spring Framework at


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Meetup Replay: Querying and scripting in Hadoop

News | Pieter Humphrey | June 16, 2014 | ...

Kailashnath Kutti has more than three years of hands-on work experience working on some of the largest Hadoop projects. For the SingaSUG (Singapore Spring User Group), Kailash puts side by side all the ways to do queries and scripts in Hadoop: MapReduce, Pig, Hive, SQL, Spring XD... You'll get a clear answer to questions such as: - Should you use MapReduce? - When to use Pig and Hive? Do they have limitations? - When to use Spring XD? Kailash is a presales engineer working for pivotal and based in Singapore.

Learn more about Spring for Apache Hadoop at

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Further Cache Improvements in Spring 4.1

Engineering | Stéphane Nicoll | June 16, 2014 | ...

This post is a follow-up of my earlier post related to JSR-107. Adding JSR-107 support gave us the opportunity to review our own and see how the two can live happily together. Spring 4.1 also contains a series of improvements reported by the community.

I am also happy to announce that a new getting started guide dedicated to the cache abstraction has been published, check Caching Data with Spring!


One of the nicest features we found in JSR-107 was the ability to resolve the cache to use at runtime, that is based on the actual method execution. So far, our own support was relying on cache name(s) being specified at the annotation (or aspect definition) level. Several issues were raised to report that when more than one CacheManager

Introducing Spring YARN getting started guides

Engineering | Janne Valkealahti | June 13, 2014 | ...

Now that Spring for Apache Hadoop version 2.0 is GA I'd like use this opportunity to introduce our new Spring IO getting started guides for builing Hadoop YARN applications.

We have a generic guides how to work with Spring YARN using Gradle or Maven. Our guides are designed to work with both build systems.

These two guides are demonstrating a familiar 'hello world' application type having a very minimalistic code base. Behaviour of these applications are identical having a difference in a project structure…

Webinar: Conquering Content-enabled Web and Mobile Applications with Spring and Groovy

News | Pieter Humphrey | June 12, 2014 | ...

Speaker: Russ Danner, Crafter Software

Rich media and digital content are an integral part of nearly all Web and mobile applications today, but the growing number of platforms, changing business demands and time to market are a major concern. Join this session to learn modern practices for building content-enabled Web and mobile apps. We will uncover common challenges faced by content and application teams, explain how these problems are solved by simple, powerful tools and the right architecture. We'll also demonstrate how leading organizations such as AT&T, Marriott, and Harvard Business Publishing have succeeded by leveraging Spring Framework, Groovy and other leading Java development technologies along with content management frameworks to build and manage content rich applications.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 3:00 pm BST Time (London, UTC+1) Register

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 10:00 am Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, UTC-07:00) Register

Webinar: Why Do I recommend Spring

News | Pieter Humphrey | June 12, 2014 | ...

Speaker: Michael Plod

Is Spring the new legacy as quite a few people tell you on their blogs? I disagree on many levels. Throughout this session I will holistically detail without any polemics why I do recommend using the Spring Framework and its ecosystem. Aspects that will be covered include: operational impacts, ecosystem, coding and road maps. This presentation is aimed at IT managers, Architects and Developers alike.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 3:00 pm BST Time (London, UTC+1) Register

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 10:00 am Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, UTC-07:00) Register

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