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 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 the next generation of Spring Framework to follow in Q4 2013. This session presents the current plan for both generations and discusses the motivations behind them.
Josh Long is the Spring developer advocate, an editor on the Java queue for InfoQ.com, and the lead author on several books, including Apress’ Spring Recipes, 2nd Edition. Josh has spoken at many different industry conferences internationally including TheServerSide Java Symposium, SpringOne, OSCON, JavaZone, Devoxx, Java2Days and many others. When he’s not hacking on code for SpringSource, he can be found at the local Java User Group or at the local coffee shop. Josh likes solutions that push the boundaries of the technologies that enable them. His interests include scalability, BPM, grid processing, mobile computing and so-called “smart” systems. He blogs at joshlong.com and on Twitter
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