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.