Spring for Android 1.0.0.RC1 Released

Releases | Roy Clarkson | March 05, 2012 | ...

Dear Spring Community,

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

Spring for Android supports usage of the Spring Framework in a Android environment. The 1.0.0.RC1 release focuses on updating support for the latest Spring Social release in native Android applications, as well as providing enhancements to Rest Template. This includes:

  • Support for Spring Social 1.0.2.RELEASE, and Spring Security 3.1.0.RELEASE through the Spring for Android Auth module, which includes a SQLite datastore for persisting OAuth API connections.
  • Updated RestTemplate support, now at the level of Spring Framework 3.1.0.RELEASE.
  • Added support for Basic Authentication.
  • Added AssetResource for accessing static resources stored in the assets directory of an Android project.
  • Removed automatic loading of GsonHttpMessageConverter due to incompatibilities with preinstalled versions of Gson on some devices.
  • Improved gzip support in RestTemplate.
  • Now defaulting to standard J2SE facilities (HttpURLConnection) in Gingerbread and newer, as recommended by Google.
  • Disabled connection reuse on Eclair and older versions when using HttpURLConnection, because of a defect in connection pooling on those versions of Android.
  • Added several additional bug fixes and improvements.

Spring for Android is supported in Android version 2.1 (API Level 7) and higher.

To get the software, download the release distribution, or simply add the maven artifacts to your project. To see the features live, check out the spring-android-showcase (updated for 1.0.0.RC1).

Introducing Spring Integration Scala DSL

Engineering | Oleg Zhurakousky | March 05, 2012 | ...


The Spring Integration team is happy to announce the first milestone release (1.0.0.M1) of the Spring Integration Scala DSL - one of the newest additions to Spring Integration portfolio.
What is the Spring Integration Scala DSL?

The Spring Integration Scala DSL is a Domain Specific Language written in Scala with the goals of:

    • providing a strongly-typed alternative to XML configuration for Spring Integration
    • raising awareness about Spring Integration in Scala community
    • providing first class integration with various Scala frameworks and products such as Akka
    • providing seamless integration with Java where Scala developers can still leverage their existing Java investments

One thing we would like to point out is that the Spring Integration Scala DSL is not itself a new EIP framework. Rather, it's a Scala-based DSL that sits on top of the Java-based Spring Integration framework, and, in the first milestone, the DSL itself still relies heavily on Java types from the Spring Integration API. However, as it progresses through subsequent milestones, the DSL will evolve to become increasingly Scala-esque. We do believe that such close integration with the existing…

Spring Data Neo4j 2.1.0 Milestone 1 Released

Releases | Michael Hunger | March 02, 2012 | ...

Dear Spring-NOSQL Community,

Since the last release of Spring Data - Neo4j we worked on a number of issues that you raised as important improvements and extensions.

Thanks to Mark Spitzler, Oliver Gierke, Rajaram Ganeshan, Laurent Pireyn for their contributions and all the other community members for the feedback and discussions.

We want to encourage you to give it a try, especially the new things and send us your feedback.

We are aware of the of issues that are still open and want to address them by the 2.1 release which is planned for the end of March - aligned with Neo4j 1.7.

If you have any questions or suggestions don't hesitate to ask on the Spring Forums, the Neo4j Google Group or by raising an issue in JIRA

Spring for Apache Hadoop 1.0.0 M1 Released

Releases | Costin Leau | February 29, 2012 | ...

Dear Spring Community, I am pleased to announce the release of Spring for Apache Hadoop 1.0 M1:

Downloads | JavaDocs | Reference Documentation | Changelog

The Spring for Apache Hadoop features include support for:

  • Apache Hadoop configuration
  • MapReduce, Streaming Jobs and Tool
  • HBase configuration
  • Hive server and thrift client
  • Pig configuration
  • Embedded API for Apache Hadoop FsShell and DistCp
  • JSR-223/javax.scripting for HDFS interaction
  • Spring Batch tasklets for vanilla Apache Hadoop, Hive, Pig

For a quick introduction to Spring for Apache Hadoop, see this blog entry or the reference documentation.

We look forward to your feedback on the forum or in the issue tracker.

Introducing Spring for Apache Hadoop

Engineering | Costin Leau | February 29, 2012 | ...

I am happy to announce that the first milestone release (1.0.0.M1) for Spring for Apache Hadoop project is available and talk about some of the work we have been doing over the last few months. Part of the Spring Data umbrella, Spring for Apache Hadoop provides support for developing applications based on Apache Hadoop technologies by leveraging the capabilities of the Spring ecosystem. Whether one is writing stand-alone, vanilla MapReduce applications, interacting with data from multiple data stores across the enterprise, or coordinating a complex workflow of HDFS, Pig, or Hive jobs, or…

This Week in Spring, February 28, 2012

Engineering | Josh Long | February 29, 2012 | ...

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring. We've got a lot of good stuff to look at, as usual.

  Since you&#39;re here, though, let&#39;s talk about the <a href="http://blog.cloudfoundry.com/post/13481010905/cloud-foundry-open-tour-2012" target="_blank">Cloud Foundry Open Tour</a>, which is an event bringing the industry&#39;s best talent and speakers on Spring, Cloud Foundry, and much more  to a town near you in America, Asia and Europe.  The full itinerary&#39;s provided on the linked page, but if you&#39;re in (or near) Shanhai, Beijing, Tokyo, London, Moscow, Kiev, San Francisco, Portland, Austin, and Washington D.C., then you should not  miss this event - <a href="http://opentour…

Video: Messaging for Modern Applications

News | Adam Fitzgerald | February 28, 2012 | ...

In the recent Messaging for Modern Applications webinar, Tom McCuch explained how the landscape of enterprise messaging has changed and discusses what new styles of solutions are emerging. Tom covers emerging messaging application architectures, AMQP & RabbitMQ as messaging solutions and the rise of Spring Integration for messaging use cases and as a DSL for Spring-based applications.

Be sure to thumbs up the presentation if you find it useful and subscribe to the SpringSourceDev channel to see other recordings and screencasts.

New SpringSource Tutorials available on Youtube

News | Mark Baars | February 23, 2012 | ...

For developers who are interested in tutorials and eLearning we have launched three instructional videos on Youtube. These tutorials focus on Gemfire, Hyperic and tc Server.

Programming with Gemfire: An Introduction to Gemfire 6.5 teaches:

  • Gemfire: An Overview
  • Gemfire Topologies
  • Gemfire Architecture
  • Gemfire Installation
  • Cache Management

Click here to watch the Gemfire Tutorial

Hyperic Basics contains the following topics:

  • Features of Hyperic
  • Hyperic Architecture

Click here to watch the Hyperic Tutorial

vFabric tc Server Installation and Instances provides information on:

  • vFabric tc Server an Introduction
  • vFabric tc Server Architecture

Click here to watch the vFabric tc Server Tutorial

This Week in Spring, February 21st, 2012

Engineering | Josh Long | February 22, 2012 | ...

Wow! Another week's come and gone, and, as usual, a lot of great content's been created for the community, and often by the community. Let's get to it!

	<LI> First, the big news: <a href ="http://www.springsource.org/node/3476">Spring Framework 3.1.1's Been Released</A>!  
	   The first maintenance release in the Spring 3.1.x line is now available via Maven Central, the <a href="http://repo.springsource.org/release">SpringSource repository</a>, or for direct download from our <a target="_blank" href="http://www.springsource.com/download/community?project=Spring%20Framework&amp;version=3.1.1.RELEASE">community download page</a>.  This release includes many <a href="https://jira.springsource.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=1000…

Video: SpringOne2GX - Cloud Foundry Inside the Machine

News | Adam Fitzgerald | February 21, 2012 | ...

SpringOne 2GX Video: Cloud Foundry - Inside the Machine

Of course the sessions at SpringOne 2GX 2011 covered Spring, Groovy and Grails in amazing detail, but cloud workloads were hot topics of discussion last year as well. In this presentation, pioneering technologist Derek Collison gives a detailed breakdown of Cloud Foundry - Inside the Machine. Derek gives a deep analysis of Cloud Foundry’s architecture with specific details on the Cloud Controller, the Service Provisioning Agent, the Droplet Execution Agent, and the Messaging System. If you want to learn about the technology behind the world's first open platform-as-a-service then this…

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