SpringSource provides a complete suite of software products that accelerate the entire build, run, manage enterprise Java application lifecycle.
Spring versions 3.x run on Java 1.5, versions 2.5.x on Java 1.4 and versions 2.0.x on Java 1.3.
Here are some key features of "Spring Framework":
- Built on the MVC architecture pattern
- AOP functionality
- The most complete lightweight container
- Common abstraction layer for transaction management
- JDBC abstraction layer that offers a meaningful exception hierarchy
- Integration with Toplink, Hibernate, JDO, iBATIS SQL Maps and many more
- Support for mobile client platforms
- Supports many modern technologies like REST, HTML 5, conversations and AJAX
- Cloud infrastructure ready
- Many security features
- This release includes numerous bugfixes and improvements including an important security fix for Spring OXM.