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This Week in Spring - April 21, 2015

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in Bangalore, India, at the Great Indian Developer Summit. Lots of the Spring Team are at JAXConf in Germany this week as well.

A friendly reminder, if you’re in the south west region of Europe, and Barcelona, Spain, specifically, and looking for fun in the sun, I can think of no better option than Spring I/O Conference, which is next week. Don’t miss the many great talks from many amazing Spring team and Spring community members. I’ll be there and looking forward to meeting and seeing you all!

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SpringOne2GX 2014 Replay: Centralized Application Configuration with Spring and Apache ZooKeeper

Recorded at SpringOne2GX 2014.

Speaker: Ryan Gardner, Dealer.com

Core Spring Track

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/SpringCentral/zookeeper-config2014-2c-41123708

Application configuration is an evolution. It starts as a hard-coded strings in your application and hopefully progresses to something external, such as a file or system property that can be changed without deployment. But what happens when other enterprise concerns enter the mix, such as audit requirements or access control around who can make changes? How do you maintain the consistency of values across too many application servers to manage at one time from a terminal window? The next step in the application configuration evolution is centralized configuration that can be accessed by your applications as they move through your various environments on their way to production. Such a service transfers the ownership of configuration from the last developer who touched the code to a well-versed application owner who is responsible for the configuration of the application across all environments. At Dealer.com, we have created one such solution that relies on Apache ZooKeeper to handle the storage and coordination of the configuration data and Spring to handle to the retrieval, creation and registration of configured objects in each application. The end result is a transparent framework that provides the same configured objects that could have been created using a Spring configuration, configuration file and property value wiring. This talk will cover both the why and how of our solution, with a focus on how we leveraged the powerful attributes of both Apache ZooKeeper and Spring to rid our application of local configuration files and provide a consistent mechanism for application configuration in our enterprise.

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SpringOne2GX 2014 Replay: Groovy and Grails Puzzlers - Traps, Pitfalls, and End Cases

Recorded at SpringOne2GX 2014.

Speakers: Baruch Sadogursky, Frederic Simon - JFrog

G&G Special Topics

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/SpringCentral/the-groovy-puzzlers

Remember the epic Java Puzzlers? Here’s the Groovy version, and we have some neat ones! Even though we are totally a Grails shop here at JFrog, some of these had us scratching our heads for days trying to figure them out. And there is more! Contributions from the truly Groovy senseis, including @glaforge, @aalmiray, @tim_yates, @kenkousen make this talk an unforgettable journey to Groovy's O_O.

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Spring Integration Hazelcast Support 1.0 Milestone 1 is available

Dear Spring community,

We are pleased to announce the Milestone 1 for the Spring Integration Hazelcast Support project. Use the Milestone Repository with Maven or Gradle to try it in early access.

compile "org.springframework.integration:spring-integration-hazelcast:1.0.0.M1"

First of all, special thanks to Eren Avşaroğulları, who initiated the project and is a responsive and energetic contributor. Please, don’t miss his talk with us on SpringOne this year!

Overview

Spring Integration implements well-known Enterprise Integration Patterns and provides lightweight messaging within Spring-based applications and supports integration with external systems via declarative adapters. Spring Integration’s primary goal is to provide a simple model for building enterprise integration solutions while maintaining the separation of concerns that is essential for producing maintainable, testable code.

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Spring at JAX Germany 2015

Spring at JAX Germany 2015

The Spring Team is stacked for JAX Germany - and yes - even with some native German speakers from engineering!

JAX Germany has an excellent lineup of Spring, Microservice, Cloud Native App and Big Data speakers over three days. 12 speakers from Pivotal, Siemens, Inovex, Adesso, and Oose Innvoative will deliver their expert perspectives on Spring, Microservices, REST, NetFlixOSS, Cloud Native Applications and Big Data. And here's the best thing: Hands on Workshops! Get hands on with Microservices and uber Java Blogger Eberhard Wolff. Also, an end-to-end API to web example - REST / Web App / Database from Oliver Geirke, our Spring Data Team lead. Also, you'll want to see former SpringSource CTO Adrian Coyler, and featured Pivotal speaker/engineer Dr. Dave Syer. If you want learn about how applications are being designed for Cloud Native Platforms, and what real code is shipping today for Java developers to get working with microservice architecture - ignore the fast followers and come hear from the leaders.

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Pivotal at Spring I/O Conference April 29,30 in Barcelona

 

Spring I/O is back! After a break for a few years, this conference is returning to the circuit. Let's help them get started again! Also, instead of Madrid, the conference is in beautiful Barcelona, Spain this year and has an excellent lineup of Spring, Groovy and Grails speakers over two solid days. 38 great speakers from Pivotal, Google, Vaadin, JetBrains, Neo Technology, MongoDB, Couchbase, ElasticSearch, ZeroTurnAround, AppDynamics, Magnolia and many others will deliver their expert perspectives on Spring, Groovy, Grails and Cloud Native Applications. And here's the best thing: Hands on Workshops! Get hands on with Spring Cloud for microservices, Spring XD for Big Data Pipelines and Spring MVC and Static Resources - all from the Pivotal leaders and engineers who write the software. If you want learn about how applications are being designed for Cloud Native Platforms, and what real code is shipping today for Java developers to get working with microservice architecture - ignore the fast followers and come hear from the leaders.

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Spring Session 1.0.1 Released

I’m pleased to announce the release of Spring Session 1.0.1.RELEASE. You can find the release in Maven Central.

This release fixes 30+ tickets. You can find the highlights below:

Highlights

The highlights of Spring Session 1.0.1 are available below:

  • Support for AWS ElastiCache #124
  • Servlet 3.1 fixes #152. This resolves issues when running Spring Security and Spring Boot 1.2
  • Servlet 2.5 fixes #111 #182
  • Added Servlet 2.5 & XML based configuration sample and guide
  • Embedded Redis used in Samples now works on Windows 64 bit #174
  • New Spring Session Logo #130
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Spring Social Facebook 2.0.0.RELEASE Released

Dear Spring Community,

I’m happy to announce the release of Spring Social Facebook 2.0.0.RELEASE. This release completes the overhaul of Spring Social Facebook to target version 2.3 of Facebook’s Graph API.Facebook will be turning off version 1.0 of their Graph API on April 30th, so it is highly recommended that you upgrade to Spring Social Facebook 2.0.0.RELEASE as soon as possible.

As has been mentioned in last week’s release candidate and in milestone releases prior to that, Facebook’s Graph API introduced several breaking changes which resulted in many breaking changes between Spring Social Facebook 1.1.x and Spring Social Facebook 2.0.0. Also, even some operations that still work do not work as they did previously. For example, it is no longer possible to fetch a list of all of a users’s Facebook friends; you can only fetch a list of their friends who have also authorized your application with Facebook.

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Spring integration Java DSL 1.1 M1 is available

Dear Spring community,

We are pleased to announce that the Spring Integration Java DSL 1.1 Milestone 1 is now available. Use the Milestone Repository with Maven or Gradle to try it in early access.

compile "org.springframework.integration:spring-integration-java-dsl:1.1.0.M1"

To be honest, many of the planned features for 1.1 are not implemented yet, but thanks to encouragement from our pal Josh Long and the recent announcement about the Apache Kafka support (Spring Integration Kafka Support 1.1 Release, Spring XD 1.1.1 Release), we’ve released this Milestone 1 mainly to showcase the Apache Kafka support in the Java Configuration DSL.

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