Spring Unveils New Open Source Projects That Enable Social, Mobile, and Data Rich Applications as well as Secure Payment Service

VMware Leads Enterprise Java Developers Into Cloud Generation at SpringOne 2GX Conference.

Today at the SpringOne 2GX developer conference,  VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, announced a series of extensions to the Spring framework that will continue to drive the innovation of enterprise applications.

Modern applications need to be easy to use, data rich, provide access anywhere and anytime, and enable collaboration with other people. The extensions to Spring that will be previewed during the conference this week will cover new usage characteristics found in modern applications built today; handling data in cloud and large scale environments, web application support for mobile devices, integration with popular social media services, and secure access to payment services for web commerce applications. 

"A new generation of applications have emerged that face fundamentally new challenges of cloud scale and inter-connectivity,” said Rod Johnson SVP of the application platform division of VMware and creator of the Spring Framework. “We are committed to providing enterprise Java developers the innovative and productive tools they need to face these challenges as they build and deploy Java applications in the data center, private Java cloud or public cloud.”

Enabling Applications To Tap Into New Forms of Data Scalability

With the emergence of cloud computing, new elastic data caching and storage alternatives have emerged to address the performance bottlenecks inherent in traditional relational databases and backend systems. New Spring Data Access projects have been created to provide simplified access to modern data caching platforms such as VMware vFabric™ GemFire, noSQL data stores such as Redis, Apache Cassandra and high-speed cloud messaging systems such as RabbitMQ.  Spring Data Access has also been enhanced to provide fast connection failover, data source pooling, and advanced queuing for the Oracle relational database.

Bringing Social and Mobile Support to Enterprise Java:

Enterprise applications increasingly need to provide a rich, collaborative user experience across a range of platforms, browsers and personal devices. New Spring projects and enhancements have been created to enable application developers to integrate with popular social media services including Facebook, Twitter TripIt, and LinkedIn as well as target the latest mobile devices including Android and iPhone. The Spring Social project provides support for authentication via OAuth 2.0 across social media sites and enables developers to securely access and interact with social profile data. The new web application support for mobile devices extends the popular Spring MVC framework to provide automatic client detection and content adjustment to match device resolution.

Simplifying Development of Payment Applications:

SpringSource has launched a new Spring Payment Services project to provide Spring application developers easy access to payment systems such as Visa, CyberSource, Authorize.Net, and other alternative payment providers. SpringSource invites the Spring and Grails communities to participate in the project as the effort moves from initial incubation through general availability.


The Spring family of open source projects can be found on the Spring community website at: http://www.springsource.org



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