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Don't forget that Spring users can ask questions in the community forum and identify issues in JIRA as well. Please keep up the good work so that we can continue to make all the Spring projects better and better. European developers can learn more about Spring 3.0 at the one day S2G Forum in Munich on March 18th, or at the other S2G Forums in London and Amsterdam (dates to be announced soon).
After two months of incorporating valuable feedback, it is my pleasure to announce the first Spring 3.0 maintenance release - addressing more than 170 reported issues. Get it from our download page.
Since quite a few users asked for a dependencies distribution (as an alternative to grabbing dependencies via Maven or Ivy), we are providing a third download now: containing an Ivy repository with common third-party jar files. Note that the core framework is separate from the dependencies; the latter are just provided as an additional convenience and do not constitute an inherent part of the framework distribution. You may of course keep using any supported version of the third-party libraries of your choice.
There are some common concerns of users of Spring Batch and Spring Integration, and we get asked a lot about how they fit together. Spring Batch Admin 1.0.0.M2 was released recently, and it makes heavy use of Spring Integration, so it is a good vehicle for looking at some specific use cases, and that is what we plan to do in this article.
Spring Batch Integration
Part of the 1.0.0.M2 release was the Spring Batch Integration module, recently migrated from Spring Batch and given a new home with Batch Admin. Many of the Batch-Integration cross over use cases are either implemented or demonstrated in Spring Batch Integration. The reason for the new home is that Batch Admin uses a lot of the features of Batch Integration, and so aligning the release cycle of those projects makes more sense.
Dear Spring Community,
I'm pleased to announce that the 1.0.2 maintenance release of Spring BlazeDS Integration, the open source solution for building Spring-powered RIAs with Adobe Flex, is now available.
Along with a number of bug fixes and minor enhancements, we have added full support for using Spring Security 3 to secure a Flex application using the same integration mechanisms as we've previously provided only for Spring Security 2.0.x. In order to effectively demonstrate this support, we've added an additional profile to the Test Drive's Maven build that will configure the application to use Spring 3 and Spring Security 3. See the reference guide for details on how to trigger this alternate profile.
We're pleased to an announce the release of Spring Batch 2.1.0. Thank you to all the people who have been tracking the milestones and providing feedback.
In my last entry, I walked you through several enhancements in Spring 3 for web application development. A number of you expressed interest in a follow-up entry focused on Ajax remoting. Spring 3 provides a lot in this area to take advantage of. Read on, and I’ll walk you through it.
Spring and Ajax Overview
After our mad dash to the final release of Spring Roo 1.0.0 on New Year’s Eve, many users have asked for an introductory screencast.
In this 5 minute screencast you will see how to:
- Develop a simple “contact manager application” using the Roo shell
- Import and edit the project our free IDE, SpringSource Tool Suite (STS)
- Run the Roo-provided integration tests in STS
- Modify the application and understand ITD round-trip support
- Deploy to your IDE’s web container
- Use the scaffolded web user interface
- “Push-in refactor” to move source code between Java source files and ITDs
- Remove Roo from the project
At the start of May 2009 we announced we were working on a new approach to joint compilation for mixed Java/Groovy projects in Eclipse. We are pleased to now announce the final release of Groovy-Eclipse v2.0.0, based on that new technology. During the months of development we have rebased (and almost entirely rewritten) version 1 of the Groovy-Eclipse plugin, with the goal of offering first class Groovy support in the Eclipse IDE, comparable to the experience Java developers have in Eclipse.
The most important new features that Groovy-Eclipse 2.0.0 provides are: