Shaun Connolly, VP of Product Management at SpringSource, spoke with DZone about the SpringOne 2GX conference. He said that the "2GX" in the conference name stands for "Groovy" and "Grails," which are two of SpringSource's most popular tools. Connolly says the focus of the SpringOne 2GX conference will be developer agility. Here are some of the major features of the two new releases:
- Early support for Java EE 6:
- Support for JSF 2.0 and JPA 2.0
- Early support for the JSR-330 specification for dependency injection in Java
- Spring expression language (SpEL) - a core expression parser for use in bean definitions
- Extended support for annotation-based components
- Spring-style setup of a JSR-303 Bean validation provider
- Enhanced binding and formatting facilities
- Comprehensive REST support
- Object/XML Mapping (OXM)
- Servlet 3.0 to be fully supported in the Spring 3.1/3.2 timeframe.
- Backward-compatible with Spring 2.5
SpringSource Tool Suite - Integrated with SpringSource tc Server
SpringSource tc Server - Developer Edition
SpringSource tc Server is an Apache Tomcat-compatible platform. The developer version will feature the Spring Insight console PIC dashboard, which gives you a view of real-time Spring application performance metrics. The developer version is already integrated with the SpringSource Tool Suite and is Eclipse-powered. Shaun Connolly says one of the best things about SpringSource's Tomcat server is its ability to isolate a transaction trace and quickly jump to the portion of code that is causing a problem. Connolly says that SpringSource will continue its work on these projects along with the development of SpringRoo and integration with VMware's virtualization infrastructure.