Spring Data MongoDB 1.0 GA released

Releases | Oliver Drotbohm | December 22, 2011 | ...

Dear Spring Community,

to go on with SpringSource Christmas presents I'd like to announce the availability of Spring Data Mongo 1.0 GA. The release marks the end of a long road to the first step of developing sophisticated data access using a MongoDB datastore. The overall feature set includes:

  • MongoTemplate to simplify performing common Mongo operations, including map-reduce and geo spatial queries
  • Spring namespace to configure MongoDB instances, replica sets and JMX monitoring
  • MongoConverter for domain class mapping and persistence
  • Spring Data repositories support
  • MongoDB Log4j appender
  • Cross-store persistance - support for JPA Entities with fields transparently persisted/retrieved using MongoDB
  • Java based Query, Criteria, and Update DSLs
  • QueryDSL integration

Part of that release is the release of Spring Data Commons 1.2 GA which contains most of the core functionality of the high-level functionality such as entity mapping and repository abstraction. Note that we will remove the Spring Data Document repository from GitHub as we moved it to the Spring Data…

Spring Framework moves to GitHub

Engineering | Chris Beams | December 21, 2011 | ...

Today we're happy to announce that the Spring Framework has moved to GitHub!

spring-framework on github

As you've probably noticed, nearly every other Spring project has already made the move, and those that haven't will soon.

Git helps us with many of the challenges of managing a large codebase like the Spring Framework, but what's most exciting is what GitHub means for the Spring community. Many readers will already know the virtues of watching and forking repositories, pull requests, forking and editing, and the many other features that GitHub adds to the already excellent world of Git. If you're new to this stuff, be sure to check out the great materials at help.github.com

This Week in Spring, December 20th, 2011 (Holiday Edition)

Engineering | Josh Long | December 20, 2011 | ...
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		Well, it's that time of the year again!  

The holiday season is upon us and many people will be celebrating! No matter what holiday you're celebrating (or if you're celebrating at all), let me wish you a wonderful week and the happiest of holidays.
To tide you over we've packed this week's roundup to the brim.

  1. Santa's elves could learn a thing or two from the SpringSource engineers! Alan Stewart announced Spring Roo 1.2.0 GA on Saturday. This version of Roo has caught the attention of a lot of people. While there are many new features, some of my favorites are the multi-module Maven project support (which lets you, for example, build your model classes in a separate project from your web application), support JSF / PrimeFaces scaffolding (as opposed to just GWT, Spring MVC, Vaadin, and Flex), support for services / repositories (using Spring Data JPA and Spring Data MongoDB; this is in addition to the Active record style data-access objects…

Spring Python 1.1.1, 1.2.1, and 1.3.0.RC1 are released!

Engineering | Greg L. Turnquist | December 20, 2011 | ...

Amidst the flurry of Spring releases this month, Spring Python has it's own.

Versions 1.1.1 and 1.2.1 are maintenance releases that patch some bugs. Version 1.3.0.RC1 is the first release of 1.3.0.

In this release we have commits from team members, and have also merged pull requests through github. If you want to make contributions to this project, don't forget to sign the contributor license agreement.


The Spring Python team

Release Notes - Version 1.1.1

Release Notes - Version 1.2.1

  • [SESPRINGPYTHONPY-159] - Add DatabaseTemplate argument checks to execute that are like the ones used in query operations
  • [SESPRINGPYTHONPY-161] - Add installation steps to Spring Python's documentation

Release Notes - Version 1.3.0.RC1

  • [SESPRINGPYTHONPY-159] - Add DatabaseTemplate argument checks to execute that are like the ones used in query operations
  • [SESPRINGPYTHONPY-161] - Add installation steps to Spring Python's documentation

Video: SpringOne 2GX - Making the Mobile Web Native with PhoneGap

News | Adam Fitzgerald | December 19, 2011 | ...

SpringOne 2GX Video: Making the Mobile Web Native with PhoneGap

Here is more great content from SpringOne 2GX 2011, this time a detailed follow-up to the mobile demonstrations in the technical keynote. This video presentation is by Keith Donald and Roy Clarkson, who have been doing the advanced web work for Spring. In Making the Mobile Web Native with PhoneGap Keith and Roy cover:

  • The emergence of HTML 5 based applications as a way to do cross platform mobile development
  • PhoneGap APIs and Plugins for development that combine HTML 5 with native Android and iOS capabilities
  • PhoneGap build process and remote debugging
  • A complete walk-through for the Spring html5expense sample application

Many thanks to InfoQ for coming to Chicago to record so many of the fantastic SpringOne 2GX presentations.

Video: SpringOne 2GX - Grails in the Cloud

News | Adam Fitzgerald | December 19, 2011 | ...

SpringOne 2GX Video: Grails in the Cloud with Peter Ledbrook

Now that everyone has had a chance to see the keynote presentations from SpringOne 2GX 2011 and that Grails 2.0 has been released we can share more conference sessions from the 2GX side of the show. This video presentation is by Peter Ledbrook, Developer Advocate for Grails, and he discusses running Grails in the Cloud. He compares the different cloud providers out there and looks at some of the best solutions for hosting your Grails applications.

Many thanks to InfoQ for coming to Chicago to record so many of the fantastic SpringOne 2GX presentations.

Spring Roo 1.2.0.RELEASE available

Engineering | Alan Stewart | December 17, 2011 | ...

It is my pleasure to announce that Spring Roo 1.2 GA has just been released. This release represents a significant amount of engineering effort by the Roo team and includes all the most popular features that the Roo user community have requested as well as many performance and usability improvements. The new features of Roo 1.2.0 are:

  • Apache 2.0 licensed
  • Multi-module Maven project support
  • JSF / PrimeFaces scaffolding
  • Services / repositories (using Spring Data JPA and Spring Data MongoDB)
  • Database reverse engineering multi-schema support
  • Flexible GWT support
  • Shell usability improvements
In my next blog coming soon, I will detail the new commands available to use these exciting new features.

Alan Stewart Spring Roo Project Lead

Video: Interview with Oleg Zhurakousky from JavaOne 2011

News | Adam Fitzgerald | December 16, 2011 | ...

Video Interview with Oleg Zhurakousky at JavaOne 2011

In this new video interview from InfoQ, Spring expert, Oleg Zhurakousky talks about messaging, Spring Integration, and Cloud Architectures. This interview, filmed in October at JavaOne 2011, provides some background to how the Spring team has been thinking about emerging new models of application design for cloud platforms.

Oleg talks about :

  • Developer choice and flexibility in cloud platforms and programming models
  • Alternate approaches to retrieving data through messaging and noSQL options
  • How messaging as an architectural paradigm is perfectly suited for large distributed systems

Many thanks to InfoQ for taking the time to talk to the Spring experts and providing this outstanding interview to the community.

Spring Social 1.0.1 Released

Releases | Craig Walls | December 15, 2011 | ...

Dear Spring Community,

We are pleased to announce the release of Spring Social 1.0.1!

Spring Social is an extension of the Spring Framework that enables you to connect your Java applications to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers such as Facebook and Twitter.

In addition to the core Spring Social project, Spring Social Twitter 1.0.1 and Spring Social Facebook 1.0.1 are also now available. Within these releases are fixes for bugs found since 1.0.0 and a handful of minor enhancements. Refer to the changelogs (Core | Facebook | Twitter) for more details.

We're also excited to announce that Spring Social LinkedIn 1.0.0.M4 is now available and includes a more complete API binding. We are looking forward to your feedback as we bring Spring Social LinkedIn closer to a 1.0.0 GA release. (Thanks to Robert Drysdale for contributing much of the LinkedIn API binding code!)

To get the software, download the release distribution (Core | Facebook | Twitter) or simply add the maven artifacts to your project. To see it live, try out the quickstart and fire up the samples. Supplement as you go with information from the reference manual.

Spring Social requires Spring Framework 3.0.5 or > to run. We recommend Spring 3.1 for new applications to take advantage of the latest advances in the core framework. See the reference manual for a full description of dependencies.

Web Development Evolved: Grails 2.0 Released!

Engineering | Graeme Rocher | December 15, 2011 | ...

After nearly a year in development, we are extremely excited to announce the GA release of Grails 2.0 - the second major revision of the web framework that is changing the face of web development on the JVM.

This release brings a greatly enhanced user experience. Everything from the command line, to the test reports, to the UIs that Grails generates for you have been rethought and reinvented. Some of the exciting features available in Grails 2.0 include:

  • A new console UI incorporating tab completion and coloured output
  • A better and more reliable reloading mechanism, resulting in far fewer server restarts
  • Enhanced error reporting and problem diagnosis
  • The latest and greatest libraries: Groovy 1.8, Spring 3.1, Hibernate 3.6 and Servlet 3.0
  • A powerful framework for static resources (CSS, Javascript, etc.)
  • New APIs for link generation and page rendering
  • New GORM features: detached criteria, Where queries, multiple data sources, and more
  • Standard plugins for database migrations and reverse engineering
  • New unit testing API with full GORM emulation
  • … plus hundreds of smaller improvements

All of these new features are covered in great detail in the “What’s new in Grails 2.0?” section of the user guide. Also be sure to check out the Grails 2.0 webinar and the “Countdown to Grails 2.0” blog…

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