Just a quick note to point out that SpringOne2GX is coming up next month in Santa Clara (Sept 9-12) and the early bird registration (save $200) expires tomorrow, Aug 9th.
Therefore, please join us and register at: http://www.springone2gx.com/conference/santa_clara/2013/09/register
In case you haven't been following the massive amount of activity that has been happening in the Spring community such as Spring 4.0, Spring XD, Spring Reactor, Spring Boot, and much, much more (Please check http://blog.springsource.org for some of the latest), I think it is fairly safe to say there will be a LOT of announcements and news this year!
If you are involved with, or work with the Spring framework, Grails, Groovy - This will be a big one and it would be very worthwhile to be there!
Furthermore, if you are interested in cloud/PaaS, the first ever Cloud Foundry conference, Platform, is co-hosted at the same venue on Sept 8-9 and registration for SpringOne means you get to go to that too, if you want. http://www.platformcf.com
Just FYI - there is some crazy massive Cloud Foundry usage going on in China right now: http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/07/cloudfoundry/
I will see you there!