Spring 3.1 – Constructor Namespace

Spring Namespaces Spring provides several namespaces to simplify XML configuration, such as jdbc, tx, aop, etc. We Spring developers are already familiar with the required beans namespace. Spring Namespaces are defined at the top of the XML file. Here we define the namespaces we need to use, and reference the schema (XSD) that validates the … Read More

Spring 3.1 – Environment Profiles

Spring 3.1 Environment Profiles Profiles Spring 3.1 now includes support for the long awaited environment aware feature called profiles. Now we can activate profiles in our application, which allows us to define beans by deployment regions, such as “dev”, “qa”, “production”, “cloud”, etc. We also can use this feature for other purposes: defining profiles for … Read More

DevNews #40 – Spring 3.1 is here, Grails 2.0, and Heroku for Grails

Show Notes Spring 3.1 goes GA – http://blog.springsource.org/2011/12/13/spring-framework-3-1-goes-ga/ Grails 2.0 Released – http://blog.springsource.org/2011/12/15/grails-2-0-released/ Grails on Heroku goes beta – http://blog.heroku.com/archives/2011/12/15/grails/ Peter Ledbrook on vert.x – http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/home/groovy-vert-x vert.x 0.2 with limited Groovy support – http://purplefox.github.com/vert.x/ ember.js (formerly amber.js) – http://www.emberjs.com/ Google Spreadsheet in 10 min with Neo4 – jhttp://blog.neo4j.org/2011/12/neo4j-labs-heroku-neo4j-and-google.html?spref=tw Groovy Algorithms – http://blog.chariotsolutions.com/2011/11/groovy-algorithms-shunting-yard.html Akka Scheduler – http://blog.chariotsolutions.com/2011/10/akka-scheduler-actors-with-heartbeats.html Scala Actors in Groovy – http://raibledesigns.com/rd/entry/concurrency_on_the_jvm_using Philly ETE … Read More

DevNews #39 – Steve Jobs RIP, MIT CS books, Roo updates

Welcome to Episode 39!  This week we discussed: Cleaning? ? Marco.org Roo (in the) Corner – new features in?trunk… – Rimple on Tech – Random Thoughts The Elements of Computing Systems / Nisan & Schocken / www.idc.ac.il/tecs Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 – Blog ? Stack Exchange Enjoy!

ETE 2011 #1 – Polyglot Persistence with Chris Richardson

Philly Emerging Technologies Podcast 2011 – #1 Polyglot Persistence for Java Developers Speaker – Chris Richardson, VMware From the ETE Session Abstract Relational databases have long been considered the one true way to persist enterprise data. But today, NoSQL databases are emerging as a viable alternative for many applications. They can simplify the persistence of … Read More

Spock It Like You Mean It!

This post was just put up on the blog of one of our architects, Anatoly Polinsky.  Anatoly has a playful take on Spock, a Groovy testing framework, and specifically, abotu connecting Spock with Spring and DbUnit. So here we go.. Yesterday night we hacked our way into The Ancient Database where besides the data about … Read More

What is in my Spring Context?

When we are learning Spring, there are times we are not sure which beans are in the Spring context. Especially when we use convenient features of Spring 3 such as or . As developers, we want to inspect the classes that are automatically registered providing the opportunity to look at the source code and javadocs … Read More

JUnit & Spring – What You Don’t Know

Gordon Dickens, Chariot architect and one of our education trainers, recently wrote this blog post on JUnit and Spring. When using JUnit in Spring there are several features added that many developers are not aware of. First, if you are including the Spring Context in your tests, it becomes an Integration Test, no longer a … Read More

What's Coming in Spring 3.1

Spring 3.1.0 M1 is expected to be released on Feb 10, 2011. There are many exciting new features expected for the final release which is scheduled for June 2011. Environment Profiles Many times we want separate configuration for different environments such as development, qa, production. Also, we may want to provide different bean configuration for … Read More