It’s been a while… for the Amsterdam Java Meetup that is. I’ve been traveling a lot and haven’t been able to organize another meetup past quarter. But here we go again: the (almost) quarterly Amsterdam Java Meetup with free drinks (or at least, the first few rounds) will be hosted in grand-cafe de Jaren in Amsterdam (see below for more info on the location) on the 23rd of May. You can expect many Java devs (usually between 50 and 80 people turn up), technical as well as non-technical discussions and of course, the latest gossip in the Dutch Java industry. We’d love to hear from people from ‘the other side’ (other other sides, I should say) as well, so if you’re doing Ruby or .NET, don’t hesitate to join in too!!
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Dear Spring Community,
We are pleased to announce that Spring .NET 1.1.1 has been released.
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This is primarily a bugfix and enhancement release but some minor new features were introduced:
- ParameterValidationAdvice to validate method arguments.
- A Required attribute and RequiredObjectFactoryPostProcessor for enforcing the configuration of required properties.
- ASP.NET Panel control to disable DI on custom user controls.
Dear Spring community,
I’m pleased to announce that Spring Framework 2.5.3 has been released! Download | Documentation
This is the third update release in the Spring 2.5 series. It fixes issues reported since 2.5.2 and introduces various enhancements, such as:
- @Autowired and @Required annotations interact more intuitively
- ControllerClassNameHandlerMapping detects @Controller beans by default
- "bean(…)" pointcut designator matches against bean aliases as well
- Spring 2.5 "jee:*" config elements use resource-ref="true" by default
- new CachingConnectionFactory for JMS session and producer pooling
- new DB2MainframeSequenceMaxValueIncrementer for DB2/390 and DB2/400
Spring Security 2.0.0 RC1 is now available.
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Over 65 issues have been addressed, including OpenID integration, a new "protect-pointcut" for AspectJ expressions, dynamic retrieval of method authorization metadata, support for method authorization on all method types (interface, class, bridge, generic, superclass), restful URI authorization, namespace improvements, dependency updates and much more!
Dear Spring community,
We are pleased to announce that Spring Batch 1.0.0.FINAL has been released!
There are no significant high-level changes since rc1, except some updates to the reference documentation. The main functional changes were that retry and skip can now be used in the same step, and there are some extra configuration options for fatal exceptions in the step factory beans.
It has been a busy few months since SpringSource partnered with Hyperic to bring our Application Management Suite (AMS) product to market. I am pleased to announce that the SpringSource AMS beta release is now available to all. Please take a moment to evaluate the software and post your thoughts on the beta forum. We are committed to providing the best application management experience possible for Spring-powered applications, and your feedback is much appreciated!
Those who expressed an interest in SpringSource AMS at The Spring Experience in December received an email announcing the beta release. Here is an excerpt from that email that introduces SpringSource AMS and outlines some of its additional features:
After being in the works for about six months, I’m happy to announce that Spring Web Services 1.5.0 has been released! In this post, I’d like to go over some of the major new features.
The 1.5 release includes two new transports: JMS and email. Using these new transports requires no Java code changes: just add a bit of configuration, and you’re off! The JMS transport integrates nicely with Spring 2’s Message-Driven POJO model, as indicated by the following piece of configuration taken from the airline sample application:
Dear Spring community,
I’m pleased to announce that Spring Web Services 1.5.0 has been released!
This final release candidate the following new features over 1.0.3:
- Two new transports: JMS and email, both for client and server,
- WSS4J-based WS-Security implementation, which allows for WS-Security on non-SUN JDKs (i.e. WebSphere) and JDK 1.4,
- WS-Addressing support for both client and server, supporting the August 2004 and final versions of the specification,
- Native support for Java 6, including JAXP 1.4, and the bundled SAAJ 1.3 and JAXB 2.0,
- Two new Spring namespaces, which drastically decrease the amount of XML required to configure marshallers and typical Spring-WS constructs,
- Spring-WS jars are now OSGi bundles,
- A new, client-side interception mechanism, including WS-Security support,
- @Endpoints are now @Components, so they are automatically picked up when using Spring 2.5 component scanning
- A new and improved XSD-to-WSDL generator that inlines included and imported XSDs
- Support for Spring Security
- Support for the Java 6 HTTP Server
- Two new samples, showing Plain Old XML usage and WS-Addressing with the Java 6 HTTP server
Today I am delivering a presentation entitled Spring for Java Server Faces at TSSJS in Las Vegas. The presentation looks at how JSF and Spring fit together, and walks the audience through approaches to integrating these two technologies.
The slides are available for your viewing pleasure, and for you to use as you see fit.
In the presentation, I outline two approaches to integrating JSF and Spring. The first approach is what I call “JSF-centric”, which is the integration approach most folks with a traditional JSF background employ today. The second approach is what I call “Spring-centric”, which is a new, groundbreaking approach to JSF integration driven by the work done in the Web Flow 2 distribution.