Spring Framework 3.1 Adds Enhancements for Cloud, Big Data, and Mobile Applications

VMware says that all the major extensions to the Spring Framework are now compatible with Spring 3.1, the latest version of the open source Java development framework.  Spring Integration, Spring Security, Spring Batch, Spring Data, Spring Mobile and Spring for Android all now support Spring 3.1, making it easier and faster for enterprise developers to build the next generation of enterprise applications.

"Driving application development for today's enterprises with powerful simplifying technology, Spring is the premier choice for developers looking for an extensible, portable and open source framework," says Adrian Colyer, CTO Cloud and Application Services, VMware. "The latest release of the Spring Framework and its major extensions continue the tradition of taking care of the infrastructure so developers can focus on building applications that address today's business requirements."

The Spring Framework aims to make it easier for enterprise developers to integrate security models, databases, web services and messaging systems into applications that can be deployed within a Java environment. Spring makes it simple to access enterprise information stored in traditional databases as well as NoSQL data platforms and "big data" distributed processing solutions like Apache Hadoop. With the addition of new REST enhancements, Java developers can use Spring to build the critical services to mobilize enterprise applications.

The Spring family of open source projects, available under the Apache 2.0 open source, free software license, can be found on the Spring community website at