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Spring 3.0 features

New features released in Spring 3.

Spring 3.0 features

Spring 3.0's stable version 3.0.2 was released on April 2, 2010 with many new features and enhancements. This release of Spring framework introduced more features in the annotation-based configuration, unified expression language and REST Webserivces. The most attractive features of Spring 3 are Java 5 support and REST Webserivces support. Spring 3 requires Java 5 or above, so you can't run Spring 3.0 based application if the JDK version not Java 5 or above.

Removed and Deprecated features in Spring 3.0

  • Spring MVC Controller hierarchy is not deprecated
  • JUnit 3 testing
  • Commons Attributes
  • Native TopLink support
  • Weblogic 8.1 and WebSphere 5.1
  • spring.jar

New Features added in Spring 3 framework

  • Spring Expression Language
  • REST Webservices
  • Java 5 support - Now Java 5 or above is needed to run Spring 3 based application
  • Extended support for annotation-based components
  • JSR 303 support has been added
  • Java EE 6 support - JPA 2.0 and JSF 2.0 support
  • JSR 330 support - Now the javax.inject annotations are supported
  • Annotation-based formatting is now supported
  • @MVC support
  • Declarative model validation
  • Embedded database support




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