September 2008

Yes! It is there… Today we announce the general availability of the SpringSource dm Server, the modular, OSGi-based Java server to run enterprise Java applications and Spring-powered applications with a new degree of flexibility and reliability. Read the full press release here.

Here are some quotes from beta-testers:

“With little effort we are able to separate a standard monolithic Spring/Tomcat-based Web application into several smaller OSGi bundles. This gives our customers better separation of concerns, more flexibility and shorter time-to-market. The dm Server is the key enabler.”
Arne Seime
Senior Consultant, Integrate AS 

“In my experience, it’s easy to migrate existing war files to the new server and then stepwise modularize them. There is no doubt in my mind that OSGi with some form of application extensions like you have made is the future of Java application servers. This is what we have missed for years. Making it even better is that OSGi is a proven technology and it’s very lightweight. From now on this is my first choice of application server.”
Søren Dalby Larsen
CTO, Conscius Finance A/S

“The SpringSource Application Platform takes away all hassles and allows me to focus on designing and implementing a truly modular application.” 

 “If you ask me, the SpringSource Application Platform is the future of Java EE.”
Jan-Hendrik Kuperus
Software EngineerSogeti Nederland B.V.

Full blog write-up here

“The dm Server is a new generation of Java EE application servers: it brings together traditional Java EE and OSGi worlds. It allows you to deploy legacy applications with minimal impact, which will allow you to gradually migrate existing Java EE applications to the dm Server.” 

“We are currently taking advantage of the dm Server’s features to implement a large knowledge management system. Using dm Server allowed us to simplify the code management and build process — we now let the dm Server handle the complex deployment structure. We expect the dm Server to gain strong momentum as developers become more familiar with the OSGi model. The dm Server has the potential to become the most significant OSGi application server. The tooling, monitoring and support from SpringSource will without doubt encourage adoption of the SpringSource Application Platform in mission-critical systems.”
Jan Machacek
Chief Architect, Cake Solutions 

“Nice Eclipse integration with server deployment and repository management. Looks like Java enterprise development is coming out of its Dark Age.”
John Thoms
North Island Software


Today we announced Rob Bearden as COO and President of SpringSource.

I am very excited about having Rob on board because I am convinced he can lead SpringSource to the next level. Rob already served as a COO at JBoss in the early days and I am very eager to learn from his wealth of experiences.

Read the full press release here.


SpringOne Americas



New for 2008, The Spring Experience conference is now SpringOne AmericasSpringOne Americas will be held December 1-4, 2008 at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida. The agenda is posted and conference registration is now open. Be sure to register by September 29th to save $300.


SpringOne Americas is the conference for the global Spring community. This one-of-a-kind event is for application developers, solution architects, and project managers who develop business applications with Spring and the technologies Spring integrates with.

2008 will be our fourth year, and our biggest show yet. This year’s agenda features five concurrent tracks and over 60 technical sessions delivering new and exclusive Spring content.

NFJS and Spring Experience alumni are eligible to receive a $150 discount. Use the discount code: springamericas150alumni

Note: We are still adding more speakers and sessions to the agenda. Check the site often for updates and new featured video from 2007.

Be sure and join us for our best show yet!

Register and more information and schedules can be found at the website

The SpringSource seminar is a 4-hour seminar that will feature two talks by Alef Arendsen, founder and Principal Consultant, and Joris Kuipers, Senior Consultant at SpringSource. One talk will focus on the Spring Portfolio while the other will highlight the SpringSource Application Platform. The session will start around 1.30pm and ends at at 6pm, followed by a social get-together.

During the SpringSource Seminar, the following sessions will be presented:

Spring Portfolio; Current state and beyond
The Spring Framework 2.5 introduced comprehensive support for annotation-based configuration, along with full support for the Java 6 and Java EE 5 platforms. Now Spring is preparing for the Spring 3.0 release, introducing further annotation-based configuration options and unified expression language support. This talk discusses Spring as a modern Java 5 oriented application framework – covering the core component model, integration with common technologies such as JPA and JSF, as well as Spring’s annotation-driven web MVC.

SpringSource Application Platform

If you’re a Java web developer, you’re certainly familiar with monolithic WAR deployments and library bloat, and you’ve probably thought numerous times, “There must be a better way.” Well, there is! By building on the benefits of an OSGi runtime environment and combining the Spring and Spring-DM programming models, the SpringSource Application Platform offers enterprise web developers exciting new opportunities. This session will focus on developing web applications in an OSGi environment and will include a discussion of the migration path from a standard Java EE WAR to a fully OSGi-enabled web application packaged as a Web Module within a PAR. We will begin with an overview of deployment and packaging options available on the Platform and then take a closer look at each supported web deployment model from Standard WARs to Shared Libraries WARs, Shared Services WARs, and finally Web Modules. Attendees will walk away with a solid understanding of how to both develop and deploy next generation web applications on the S2AP.

When: 8 October from 1:30pm
Where: Sociëteit “Het Meisjeshuis”, Ida Room, Oude Delft 112, Delft, the Netherlands
Registration: Click Here

I am very excited to announce our Spring seminar in cooperation with Jayway at the Polstjärnan Konferens in Stockholm, Sweden on September the 24th from 1:30 pm. Jayway is our official partner in Sweden and they are the only one that can provide official Spring training with certification. Please visit this page for more details, the agenda and registration.

Things here at SpringSource are moving fast forward! After signing a partnership agreement with Program Utvikling, we will now also be present at JavaZone. Meet me at stand 18 in the Oslo Spektrum conference center to discuss your Spring and / or Apache projects and find out how we can help you! 

By the way, did you know there are a number of course scheduled in Oslo? Currently there are Spring and Hibernate courses scheduled for end September, in October and in December. Visit the site of Program Utvikling to find out more and to reserve your seat.