Hello! We started a free software project in order to explore Spring Batch 3.0 and no-XML configuration with Spring Batch. There is little documentation on Spring Batch configuration without XML files. We decided to post a series of blog posts about this project. Check it out! This is the first Spring batch blog post. http://www.dzone.com/links/spring_batch_30_article_1_spring_batch_with_javac.html
You can check out the source code here https://github.com/cegeka/batchers
Both standalone configuration and master slave configuration can be deployed with Vagrant. Also... we have experimental support for Docker. Please vote it up if you like it.