Organizations are increasingly recognizing the value of connecting their applications to popular services their users use each and every day. Spring Social is a new project in the Spring community that lets you integrate your application with popular “Software as a Service” (SaaS) providers such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Github, Flickr, and Gowalla. In this session, you will learn exactly what Spring Social offers and see how to apply it to your own applications. You will also see how to extend the framework to support new service provider APIs as they emerge.
Keith Donald is a principal and founding partner at SpringSource, the company behind Spring and a division of VMware. At SpringSource, Keith is a full-time member of the Spring development team focusing on web application development productivity. He is also the architect behind SpringSource’s state-of-the-art training curriculum, which has provided practical Spring training to over 10,000 students worldwide. Over his career, Keith, an experienced enterprise software developer and mentor, has built business applications for customers spanning a diverse set of industries including banking, network management, information assurance, education, retail, and healthcare. He is particularly skilled at translating business requirements into technical solutions.