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Sydney Spring User Group April 2008 Meeting


Wednesday, April 30, 2008 from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM (AEST)

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With thanks to our meeting sponsor Atlassian, we are pleased to announce the Sydney Spring User Group Meeting.

The Sydney Spring User Group will have Paul Chapman presenting, "

"Spring 2.5: Enhanced productivity and production power"

Spring 2.5 continues its established theme of simplicity and power, offering a range of new capabilities that support developers building large, complex, mission-critical enterprise applications.

In this session, Paul will be exploring a subset of the new capabilities present in Spring 2.5, along with some of its sister products that have recently been released. Aimed at existing Spring users, this session will introduce new capabilities including automated component scanning, expanded annotated metadata services, and the considerable advancement of convention over configuration in Spring’s web framework.

Whilst these improvements considerably enhance the productivity of application developers and lower long-term maintenance cost, Spring 2.5 also significantly improves the production and runtime experience. Paul will demonstrate some of these production runtime enhancements, including OSGi bundle support and the new Spring Advanced Management Suite (AMS).

Paul’s session will be intensely demonstration oriented, focusing on refactoring an existing Spring 2.0 application to leverage the new Spring 2.5 capabilities. As such, the session will clearly communicate how these improvements reduce the amount of both Java code and XML now required, plus provide solid guidance for attendees on how to approach upgrading their existing Spring 2.0 applications.

Registration and refreshments open from 6:00 pm, with the formal meeting kicking off at 6:30 pm and finishing around 7:30 pm. There will be opportunities for networking both before and after the meeting.

There is no cost involved, and refreshments (tea, coffee, juice, water, beer, wine etc) will be provided courtesy of SpringSource and Atlassian.

You do not need to be a member to attend. You simply need to register via this web site, so that we can ensure there is sufficient seating and refreshments for those interested.

Your registration record will not be shared with anyone. We9ll only use it to print your name badge, and add you to the Australasia Spring Interest list (so that you know about future Spring user group meetings and similar events in our region, as well as any potential changes to this event9s details).

Please note that registration is on a first-come basis, as seating is limited at this event. Therefore, kindly register ASAP to secure your place. Also, please let us know (by emailing if you can9t attend so that we don9t keep your place reserved. Unfortunately late registrations cannot be guaranteed seating, although we9ll always do our best to accommodate you.

Interested in learning more about Spring? SpringSource still has places available at its 4-day Sydney Core Spring Course, being run in May

Our thanks to Atlassian for sponsoring this meeting. Atlassian develops affordable, lightweight software that helps enterprises collaborate better. Its products include Confluence, widely recognized as the most advanced enterprise wiki, and JIRA, one of the world9s most popular issue trackers for IT project management. The company has more than 10,000 customers worldwide, including 30 of the world9s top 50 corporations.

Have questions about Sydney Spring User Group April 2008 Meeting? Contact SpringSource

When & Where

173-185 Sussex St
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM (AEST)

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SpringSource is the company that leads and sustains the Spring Portfolio, which comprises a number of key enterprise open source products including Spring Framework,Spring Security, Spring Web Flow, Spring Web Services, Spring Dynamic Modules for the OSGi Service Platform, Spring Batch, Pitchfork, Spring Modules, AspectJ, Spring IDE, Spring .NET, Spring LDAP, Spring Rich Client and Spring Integration.

SpringSource supports the Spring Community by co-sponsoring and sending its key developers along to user group meetings; hosting the popular web site; maintaining a number of Spring-related mailing lists, plus issue tracker and wiki; publishing nearly 1,000 pages of free documentation covering Spring; and running several dedicated Spring conferences which attract over 1,000 developers annually.

SpringSource offers a range of products and services, including public and on-site Spring support, subscriptions, public training courses, on-site training courses, architectural mentoring and Spring consulting. SpringSource has active operations in the Australasia region, servicing countries including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Japan. SpringSource has offices throughout the world, including in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France and Germany.

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