Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Using Spring with WAS and WAS ND

Interface21, the company behind Spring, announced in June 2007 that it has certified and will support WAS as a deployment platform for the Spring application framework. This is as a result of a collaborative effort between Interface21 and IBM to test - on all WAS platforms - a number of scenarios that use Spring with WAS. There's also an interview, on developerWorks, between IBM's Paul Buck and Interface21's Rod Johnson, discussing the impact of this effort.

One of the results of this collaborative effort is an update to the paper on developerWorks that
describes some of the best practices for using Spring with WAS. For example, this illustrates how Spring's declarative transaction demarcation is configured for WAS and how data sources should be declared in a Spring application context definition for injection into a transactional application.