Juergen Hoeller is co-founder of the Spring Framework open source project and has been serving as the project lead and release manager for the core framework since 2003. Juergen is an experienced software architect and consultant with outstanding expertise in code organization, transaction management and enterprise messaging.
Adrian Colyer, Juergen Hoeller, Mark Pollack and Graeme Rocher present SpringSource’s Unifying Component Model, current developments regarding Big Data, and betting on Grails.
In its 3.2 and 3.3 generations, the Spring Framework focuses on core features for asynchronous processing and message-oriented architectures, as well as enhancements to its caching support and its language support. The Spring Framework project also comes with a new Gradle-based build and a new GitHub-based contribution model.
In this session, we'll discuss key features in this year's Spring 3.2 and next year's Spring 3.3, including support for upcoming standards such as JCache, JMS 2.0, and not least of it all Java 8's language features. We'll also explain how we're tracking Java EE 7.
Opting for a shorter release cycle, Spring Framework 3.2 is scheduled for release in December 2012, with Spring Framework 3.3 to follow in Q4 2013. This session presents the current plan for both generations and discusses the motivation behind them.
The continuous evolution of both the Spring Framework and the Java EE platform presents us with new challenges and opportunities for collaboration. Several recent EE services are very commonly used with Spring, e.g. Servlet 3.0, JPA 2.0 and Bean Validation. This session presents an up-to-date analysis: How do recent Spring versions (3.1/3.2) integrate with Java EE 6? How is this going to be affected by Java EE 7 in a year's time?
What kind of services may a Spring application expect from a modern Java EE server, beyond the pre-packaging of common Java APIs? How much effort does it take to add a custom selection of Java EE services to e.g. Tomcat, for use in Spring-based applications? Does it make sense to use Spring and Java EE component models such as EJB 3.1 or CDI together? What are the integration options?