What’s New in Spring Framework 3.0

With the Spring Framework 3.0 release, we are introducing further annotation-based configuration options, unified expression language support and comprehensive REST support. This talk discusses Spring as a modern Java 5 oriented application framework: covering the core component model, annotation-driven web MVC as well as platform integration.

Open Architecture

At the heart of most successful open source projects is an emphasis on open architecture — at least one mechanism that allows the product to be utilized as a support network for unanticipated extensions and independently motivated functionality. Such extensibility mechanisms allow an open source project to decentralize its evolution …