Nov 30th, 2010, 10:33 PM
Spring Android Killer Feature is..
better XML handling. ksoap2, the default parser APIs are all horrendous to work with coming from the sablime world of Spring OXM.
It would be nice if the same richness of the RestTemplate in traditional Spring Web can make its way to Android. Whether talking REST or shoe-horning in some SOAP, it'd fill a serious gap in the Android technology space.
Feb 9th, 2011, 09:48 AM
We just released Spring Android 1.0.0.M2 this week. Rest Template now includes Object-to-XML serialization support through the use of the Simple XML serialization library. It is not a full Spring OXM implementation however, because older versions of android do not have some of the required javax.xml support.
Feb 9th, 2011, 10:25 PM
I gotta say, bravo. Whether it was from this thread, or the general sense of dread of developers working with Android's XML processing, I am pleased to hear the XML parsing news in Spring Android M2.
Feb 10th, 2011, 05:03 PM
Obviously XML is important, so we knew we wanted to include it. But community feedback is extremely valuable too. We want to build software for which people have a need or find useful. So the answer is yes, to both of your reasons.