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Spring 2.5: Spring Without XML

Location: F150 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)

Spring 2.5 is brand spanking new, with a number of fantastic features. With growth of large and complex Spring applications that struggle with XML manageability and with the added pressure of Guice and SEAM there is a push for less XML, with a solution leaning towards annotations. Spring 2.5 adds to the toolset provided in Spring 2.0 to provide a development environment where XML is greatly reduced… or eliminated if you so choose.

The session walks through the new Spring 2.5 enhancements, then dives deep into annotation-oriented injection. The demonstrations include standard applications as well as a look at the new Spring MVC.

Ken Sipe


Ken Sipe is a Technology Director with Perficient, Inc. (PRFT), IBM’s largest service partner, where he leads multiple teams in the development of solutions in the SOA, Web 2.0 and portal domains, on both the Java and .Net platforms.

Ken was the founder of CodeMentor, where he was the Chief Architect and Mentor, leading clients in the execution of RUP and Agile methodologies in the delivery of software solutions. He is a former trainer for Rational in OOAD and RUP, and a CORBA Visibroker trainer for Borland. He continues to enjoy providing training and mentoring in all aspects of software development.

Ken has a deep need to be highly diversified. Ken often works with IT executives on high-level strategic roadmaps, currently geared around service oriented architectures (SOA). Ken also likes to keep his hands “dirty” in the code, which has him on a regular basis, pairing or otherwise producing code. Ken is regularly requested by clients that know him to “rescue” projects, either through the streamlining of processes or the rapid production of code.

Ken is a certified JBoss developer and is a frequent participates on open source projects. Ken is currently interested in the growing maturity of SOA solutions in the open source space, such as the ESB solutions like ServiceMix and Mule, or rules engines such as JBossRules.

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