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Spring 3.1 Release Train complete

Chris Mayer
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VMware announce the availability of the entire Spring 3.1 Release Train plus announce some interesting stats too…

Virtualisation leader VMware, in conjunction with
SpringSource, has 
announced that
the entire Spring 3.1 Release Train is
complete. 
Spring
Integration
Spring
Security
Spring
Batch
Spring
Data
Spring
Mobile
 and Spring for
Android
 all now support Spring 3.1, the popular open
source Java framework.

This means that Spring developers can now fully
benefit from all the new features in Spring 3.1 such as Java 7
support, Hibernate 4.0, configuration on the basis of @ annotations
and are now enable to adopt a declarative caching
solution.

With these advances in Spring 3.1, developers now
have it much easier when accessing enterprise information stored in
traditional databases as well as new NoSQL data platforms and “big
data” distributed processing solutions like Apache
Hadoop
. The big data platform is getting its own project as
well. With the addition of new REST enhancements, Java developers
can use Spring to build the critical services to mobilise
enterprise applications.

Within the press release, VMWare reports some
intriguing statistics such as:

  • 70 percent of Spring users report at least a
    50 percent productivity gain by using Spring and 73
    percent
    report that Spring allows them to deliver projects
    twice as fast 
  • More than two thirds of Java developers are either using Spring
    today or plan to do so within the next two years
  • More than half of Spring users expect to grow or significantly
    grow their use of Spring
  • Spring users are more cloud-ready; The Evans Data results show
    heavy Spring adopters are more likely to have already deployed
    applications to the cloud
  • More than half of all Spring developers report that they plan
    to move Java applications to a lightweight server such as Apache
    Tomcat within one year.

Their research also shows that
‘average monthly Spring downloads via Maven Central have grown 40%
year to date and all community participation metrics for Spring are
at the highest levels ever
recorded.’

It looks like Spring is becoming more popular than
ever before, so there’s no better time to embark on a world tour,
right? SpringOne on
the Road
invites community members to come join them in April
and May in Kiev, Moscow and London, plus there’s the cloud-focused
Cloud Foundry Open
Tour
too. That one is more intercontinental
Beijing, Shanghai, San Francisco, Tokyo, Portland,
Austin, Texas, Washington, Kiev, Moscow,
London.

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