Sam Brannen will be presenting “Spring Framework 4.0: The Next Generation” at the next Swiss Spring User Group event in Basel, Switzerland on Thursday, November 7, 2013.

Swiss Spring User Group

Spring Framework 4.0 is the next generation of the popular open source framework for Enterprise Java developers, focusing on the future with support for Java SE 8 and Java EE 7. In this presentation core Spring committer Sam Brannen will provide attendees an overview of the new enterprise features in the framework as well as new programming models made possible with the adoption of JDK 8 language features and APIs.

Specifically, this talk will cover support for lambda expressions and method references against Spring callback interfaces, JSR-310 Date-Time value types for Spring data binding and formatting, Spring’s new @Conditional mechanism for activation of bean definitions, and a new WebSocket endpoint model. Regarding enterprise APIs, the presentation will cover Spring 4.0′s new support for JMS 2.0, JPA 2.1, Bean Validation 1.1, Servlet 3.1, JCache, and JSR-236 concurrency. Last but not least, Sam will discuss improvements to Spring’s testing support and point out which deprecated APIs have been pruned from the framework.

For further details about the event and to register, visit the official Website.

This week, Swiftmind organized the first Neo4j Tutorial in Zurich. Stefan Armbruster from Neotechnology came over from Munich and was running the training for 10 Swiss graphistas.

The evening before the training, he joined the Neo4j-Zurich Meetup and presented a newsflash and some insights for the upcoming release of Neo4j 2.0.

Like in other trainings, a lot of insights about the topic itself and project experience you gain during the discussions in the breaks and at lunchtime. To challenge Stefan we introduced “t-shirt questions”, where one was able to get a t-shirt when asking a very difficult question.

Neo4j Tutorial

We all had so much fun using Cypher and modeling several graphs. Swiftmind looks forward to organize another Neo4j Tutorial soon again. If you are interested, drop me a line at

Neo4j Tutorial in Zurich

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Swiftmind brings the Neo4j Tutorial in June to Zurich. Make sure you save the date and register for this awesome introduction to graph data stores.

Date & Time
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Pfingstweidstrasse 6, Zürich

CHF 125.00/per person

This tutorial covers the core functionality of the Neo4j graph database. With a mixture of theory and hands-on practice sessions, attendees will quickly learn how easy it is to develop a Neo4j-backed application. The morning will consist of interactive learning and attendees will have the opportunity in the afternoon to model and query their own data.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Neo4j
  • Overview of Cypher query language
  • Social use cases including recommendations
  • Permissions modeling
  • Other case studies in real world domains
  • Opportunity to consult with Neo4j engineers on current projects, possible implementations and proof of concepts

Attendees won’t need any previous experience with Neo4j, NOSQL databases or specific development languages, but will need their own laptop.
Register with the promo code zurich4j and you will get 10% discount!