Martin leads the team of the Spring Tool Suite and the Spring IDE and works together with the tools team on providing the best developer tools out there for Spring and Cloud Foundry. Before joining SpringSource/VMware, Martin co-founded it-agile, a leading consulting and development company focused on agile software development, and worked many years as consultant and coach for agile software development and flexible and modularized architectures. He is author of papers, articles, and books on various topics including agile software development, Eclipse technology and refactoring techniques.
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.