Spring 3.0 – Themes and Trends

After an extended milestone phase, Spring 3.0 finally went GA (generally available) in December 2009. The third generation of the framework provides comprehensive annotation-based configuration, unified expression language support, REST-enabled web MVC, and support for Java EE 6. This talk discusses Spring as a modern annotation-oriented application framework, covering the component model trends as well as selected Spring 3.0 feature highlights.