Spring Data Release Evans has been around for a while and it's more than time to finally introduce you to the latest and greatest features we shipped with it.
There's a lot to cover since major enhancements have gone into the commons module. Those changes already have made it into some store modules and will go on and sneak their way into others over time, too. All of them are already available for at least Spring Data JPA. That said, lets jump right in.
Advanced support for Java 8
Java8 has now been around for a while and previous Spring Data release trains already added fundamental support for some of those. With the Evans release train we extended the support significantly.