The Spring Update

Track: Alternative Languages
Skill Level: Intermediate
Room: Ballroom B
Time Slot: Tue 2/19, 4:00 PM
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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 of Spring 3.2 and the upcoming Spring 3.3, including support for upcoming standards such as JCache, JMS 2.0, and not least of 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 was released 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 motivations behind them.

Josh Long

Josh (@starbuxman) is the Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. Josh is a Java Champion, author of 5 books (including O’Reilly’s upcoming Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry) and 3 best-selling video trainings (including Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons with Spring Boot co-founder Phil Webb), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin)