New Features in Spring for Rich Web Application Development


New Features in Spring for Rich Web Application Development

October 29th, 2008

Spring provides a range of support for developing rich web applications. This session will provide a tour through that support, and look at what's new in Spring 3.0. Attend this session to gain the big picture, learn how the various modules fit together, and gain from-the-source insight into future directions.

    The following will be covered in the presentation: 
    Spring's backend support
  • The Spring Web MVC foundation
  • The Spring Web Flow controller framework

  • Spring's client Integration Modules
  • Spring JavaScript with the Dojo Toolkit for "Progressive Ajax"
  • Spring Flex and GWT for desktop-like RIA
  • Spring JavaServerFaces

  • Architectural models / styles
  • REST
  • Thin/Fat client
  • Progressive Enhancement
  • Future directions and roadmap.

Speaker: Keith Donald

Keith Donald is a principal and founding partner at SpringSource, the company behind Spring. He is best known in the Spring community for creating Spring Web Flow. At SpringSource, Keith is the lead of the Web Application Development Products Team. His team, based in Melbourne, Florida, sustains the development of Spring MVC and Web Flow and their associated integrations, and is also responsible for future innovations in the domain of web application development frameworks.

Keith is also the principal architect behind SpringSource's state-of-the-art training curriculum, which has provided practical training on Spring to over 3000 students worldwide. Over his career, Keith, an experienced enterprise software developer and mentor, has built business applications for customers spanning a diverse set of industries including banking, network management, information assurance, education, and retail. He is particularly adept at translating business requirements into technical solutions. Keith's blog can be found at

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Meeting Location: 
PROS Pricinig

We will be having our meeting this month at PROS Pricing on the 10thFloor of 3100 Main. A big Thank You to everyone at PROS!

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Company Background

SpringSource created, developed and leads Spring, the de facto standard platform to build, run, and manage enterprise Java applications. SpringSource is also the leading company behind Apache Tomcat.

SpringSource offers a host of production ready, enterprise grade products that are professional, tested and hardened for enterprise use and available with full commercial support.

SpringSource Application Platform
An end-to-end platform that is designed from the ground up for complete portability and scalability for today’s data center and for next-generation virtualized, grid, and cloud computing deployments. 

The Platform includes a collection of products designed to provide the optimal environment to build, run and manage enterprise Java applications that utilize Spring-based technologies.

SpringSource dm Server
A powerful and highly flexible enterprise Java application server that provides a dramatically simpler alternative to legacy application servers and redefines the way in which Java applications are deployed and run.

SpringSource Enterprise
Includes certified, tested and indemnified software coupled with advanced production and development capabilities and support.

SpringSource Enterprise Ready Server (ERS)
The most comprehensive and widely distributed solution for Apache Web and Tomcat Application Server management.

SpringSource also provides enterprise support to help organizations utilize infrastructure technologies from the Apache Software Foundation., including Apache HTTPD, Apache Tomcat, and Apache ActiveMQ, among others.

The open source-based Spring Portfolio is a comprehensive enterprise application framework designed on long-standing themes of simplicity and power. With more than five million downloads to date, Spring has become an integral part of the enterprise applications infrastructure at organizations worldwide. SpringSource offers very comprehensive support, consulting and training services for these technologies.

Nearly half of the Global 2000, including many of the world’s largest financial institutions, retailers, manufacturers, healthcare, technology and public sector clients are SpringSource customers.

With headquarters in San Mateo, California, SpringSource employs some of the world’s foremost enterprise Java developers in locations throughout the globe, including the United Kingdom, France, Canada, The Netherlands, Germany and Australia. The company is privately held, with venture capital investment from Accel Partners and Benchmark Capital.

Door Prizes and Giveaways!

  • JetBrains has donated one IntelliJ licenses to be raffled off at this HJUG meeting
  • Two copies of JavaRebel will be raffled off
  • Books from O'Reilly


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