The latest Spring Framework brings numerous features
Spring, one of the popular application development frameworks for enterprise Java, used by developers to create high performing, easily testable, reusable code without any lock-in, is now at version 3.2 RC1.Highlights of Spring Framework 3.2 RC1:
• A new Gradle-based framework build has been added, making it easier than ever to contribute to the Spring Framework project on GitHub;
• Inlined CGLIB 3.0 and ASM 4.0 have been added, fully supporting Java 7 byte code and making CGLIB-based functionality available without explicit declaration of a CGLIB dependency;
• Support for custom @Bean definition annotations in @Configuration classes has been added;
• Asynchronous MVC processing on Servlet 3.0 has been introduced.
A complete list of changes and updates can be found in the official announcement.
Download Spring Framework 3.2 RC1 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a beta version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.