This Week in Spring - March 11th, 2014
Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! As usual, we've got a lot to cover, so let's get to it!
- Spring AMQP lead Gary Russell has just announced that Spring AMQP 1.3.0 has just been released!
- Spring Social lead Craig Walls just announced the first, long-awaited, RC of Spring Social 1.1. Hurray! I'm excited to see this new release.
- Spring Security lead Rob Winch has just announced a security fix for Spring Security 3.2.2 and 3.1.6.
- Dr. Dave Syer, co-lead on Spring Boot, among many, many other amazing things, has thrown together a sexy looking Spring Boot wrapper for Ratpack, a toolkit for JVM web applications. That's so awesome.
- Spring Data lead Oliver Gierke has just announced that the first service release for Spring Data Babbage is now available
- I put together a post on the various deployment strategies for Spring Boot applications
- Don't miss Mattias Arthursson on a webinar March 18th, presenting Spring LDAP 2.0.0.
- Join Juergen Hoeller and the Spring Team for a webinar on Java 8 and Spring Framework 4.0 on March 25!
- Speaking of Spring Data, check out the replay of this talk introducing Spring Data repository best practices from SpringOne2GX 2013
- Emanuel Rabina gave a talk at SpringOne2GX 2013 on improving your Spring view layer with natural templates and Thymeleaf: check it out!
- The More Vaadin blog has a nice, if short, post on the Spring Boot/ Vaadin integration that Vaadin's Petter HolmstrÃ¶m and I have been working on . Nice! As always, this is open-source so don't be shy and be sure to send any feedback you have.
- In related news, snapshots of the Vaadin4Spring integration that Petter and I are working on are now published on Sonatype's repository - enjoy!
- Our pal Eberhard Wolff is back, and this time he's written up a nice (German-language) post on Spring 4.0 and Spring Boot, among (many) other things
- David Williams blog, A Time-to-Value Story with Cloud Foundry, is thought-provoking: how quickly can a technology deliver value - measurable value?
- Martin Fowler has started watching the micro services space. Nothing to report, specifically. This is just a page I'd recommend watching.
- Layer 7, a CA technologies company, has just released results of a survey focused on API design and deployment. There are many takeaways from the survey, so be sure to read it, but one thing I thought particularly promising: a predicted growth in Hypermedia-aware APIs among API developers. If you're interested in embracing hypermedia, and the design pattern HATEOAS, I would encourage you to check out Spring HATEOAS and - if you'd like to learn more about using Spring HATEOAS and Spring Boot, check out this tutorial and adjoining code.