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Spring is Coming! Spring is Coming! (All things Spring Social)

The modern web is rich with APIs that can be consumed by other applications, enabling an integrated experience for the users who hold accounts on the websites that front those APIs. Many of these APIs are secured with OAuth, an authorization specification for securing REST APIs. Spring Social is an extension to the Spring Framework that enables Spring applications to establish connections with those APIs on behalf of their users with little or no need to muck about in the intricacies of OAuth.

In this session, we'll explore how Spring Social brings API connectivity to Spring applications. We'll also uncover the newest features of Spring Social that make it easier than ever to link your application's users to the identities they maintain on various sites across the web


Please see the link to Craig’s book and his bio below:

Craig Walls- Author of Spring in Action

Craig Walls has been professionally developing software for almost 18 years (and longer than that for the pure geekiness of it). He is a senior engineer with SpringSource as the Spring Social project lead and is the author of Spring in Action and XDoclet in Action (both published by Manning) and Modular Java (published by Pragmatic Bookshelf). He's a zealous promoter of the Spring Framework, speaking frequently at local user groups and conferences and writing about Spring and OSGi on his blog. When he's not slinging code, Craig spends as much time as he can with his wife, two daughters, 4 birds and 3 dogs.


Speaker: Jeff Williams

Works for: ADP Dealer Services

Topic : Spring Social


Learn what it involved to contribute to the Spring Social Community. While I answer the why, how and the benefits of contribution.


Jeffrey Williams has been developing software professionally for over 10 years. He is currently a senior engineer with ADP heading up a project integrating with major automobile manufacturers from North America. He has been a strong advocate of both the Spring Framework and Spring principles for many years. Jeffrey has used his career to not only explore software but also the world, working on 3 continents and counting.

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  • Freddy G.

    Spring Social (Craig Wall's last and best 30 mins [sorry, still learning :)]) is now available at

    April 1, 2013

  • Bob C.

    Any news on the preso's being avail?

    April 1, 2013

  • Christian C.

    Mr. Walls had mentioned during his presentation he'd try to make his slides available. Just curious if they got up somewhere. Thanks!

    March 20, 2013

    • Philip B.

      Ill make sure they get to Scott and Freddy when I get them.

      March 21, 2013

  • Bob S.

    Always great to hear about a tool directly from the person responsible for the project. After hearing the presentation, I wonder if calling it "Spring Rest" might be more descriptive of what this tool actually accomplishes. Anyway, it was educational and worthwhile to attend.

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • jody

    Wow very interesting. I did not know that you could do that with Spring.

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Daniel L.

    It is good.

    March 20, 2013

  • Brad G.

    You missed out if you didn't make it.

    1 · March 19, 2013

    • Freddy G.

      We will have at least a 35 min webcast from Craig Walls presentation soon!

      March 20, 2013

  • Freddy G.

    Thanks Everyone for Coming! It was great to see you all! Remember, if you want to enter the Gradle Summit rafle, post here (, and if you think you can help, check out our Help Wanted Page (

    March 20, 2013

  • Silviu

    I am interested in more technical discutions, lower level Java mechanics, multi-threading, performance improvement tuning

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Michael M.

    Great to get an view of how much further than just Twitter and Facebook APIs Spring Social goes.

    March 19, 2013

  • Adam B.

    Looked great, but can't get out of work in time. See you next time!

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Work schedule change. Can't make it. :(

    March 19, 2013

  • Aaron R.

    Sorry I am sick, I really wanted to be there :(

    March 19, 2013

  • Eric C.

    Sorry I have to bow out. Something came up. I hope everyone has a good time.

    March 18, 2013

  • ryan h.

    I hate i am going to miss this. Any chance of this being recording for Vimeo?

    March 13, 2013

  • Michael G.

    I am looking forward to attending my first Chicago Java Users Group.

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • AdamG

    loves me some groovy

    March 8, 2013

  • Brad G.

    Looking forward to Spring!

    March 1, 2013

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