The previous Spring user group meeting featured Rick Evans (ex-SpringSource) providing a sneak preview of Spring 3.0 M1 and it was an excellent talk. The next meeting has the following agenda and all talks look also to be very interesting indeed.
The next and very impressive Spring User Group event for 2009 is on Wednesday 11 February at the offices of Skills Matter in Farringdon. This is a packed out agenda with two important speakers and the regular update on activities at SpringSource. This will be a very exciting evening event.
18:20 Introduction and SpringSource update
18:25 Darren Davison of UPCO – A real world experience
19:15 Jonas Partner of SpringSource – The power of Spring Integration
After the previous Spring user group meeting when we were all having an informal chat we were asked what more could be done to make the user group more appealing so that it would attract larger numbers. The answer to me was obvious which I clearly stated at the time – accounts of real world commercial use-cases and their solutions. It’s great to see that this feedback from more than one of us was taken onboard.
At December’s meeting there was a strong demand for more real-life experience, so you have it with Darren Davison relating the good, bad and ugly of a major financial services project.
The talk I’m looking forward to the most is the one by Jonas Partner on Spring Integration. Recently I started looking into Spring Integration as an EAI+EIP implementation for one of our major projects at work and I was just blown away by the quality of the product and how powerful and easy to use it was. No doubt by the time I attend this talk I’ll have plenty of questions.
Spring Integration provides an extension of the Spring programming model to support the well-known Enterprise Integration Patterns while building on the Spring Framework’s existing support for enterprise integration. It enables simple messaging within Spring-based applications and integrates with external systems via simple adaptors The project committer in the UK is Jonas Partner who has massive experience in this field.
Here are links to the next few talks.
- 28 Jan 1830 – QCon Special – Building twitter with Grails in 40 mins
- 29 Jan Full day – Spring Exchange 2009
- 11 Feb 1830 – Spring user group meeting
I’ll be going to the first and third of the above however not to Spring Exchange as it is on a weekday full day. It’s a shame really – it was a really great event last year but then it was on a Saturday. It’s just not possible for me to attend on a weekday. I look forward to the rest.