In this session we will walk through the Spring tooling landscape and demo the new and improved features. Attendees will see tooling support for Spring 3.1 in action together with improved support for annotation-based Spring programming including content-assist, validation, quick-fixes and refactorings. We will take a look at improved support for XML-based Spring programming and the tooling support for the Cloud Foundry PaaS. Then a quick tour of recent improvements in the Groovy/Grails support and our new Gradle tooling. We close this session with an overview of the general release cycle and the plan for the next releases.
The SpringSource Tool Suite makes developing your Groovy and Grails applications significantly easier with its support for debugging, refactoring, editing, and server diagnostics. In this session, we will showcase the Groovy and Grails tooling available in STS, focusing on the more recent advances such as configurable DSL support, Grails refactoring, debugging, and direct deployment to either tcServer or the Cloud Foundry PaaS. From a build point of view we'll take a quick look at the new Gradle support and an alternative to GMaven for building your maven based mixed Java/Groovy projects.