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Ongoing support for Java 7 (and even Java 6)

You might have heard about the end of public updates for Java 7, coming up in just a few days with the release of Java 7 update 80. See the following Oracle pages for a reference:

https://blogs.oracle.com/java-platform-group/entry/future_updates_of_java_7
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html

Let’s clarify what it really is: the end of public updates, and by no means an end of life (EOL). With the second link above, scroll down to the “Oracle Java SE Support Roadmap” section and you’ll find the actual EOL dates: Dec 2018 for Java 6 and Jul 2022 for Java 7. Yes, that’s another 3.5 years for Java 6 from now, and even another 7 years (!) for Java 7.

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Spring IO Platform 1.1.2 released

We are pleased to announce that Spring IO Platform 1.1.2.RELEASE is now available from both repo.spring.io and Maven Central.

This maintenance release upgrades the versions of a number of the projects in the Platform to pick up their latest maintenance releases:

  • Spring AMQP 1.4.3
  • Spring Batch 3.0.3
  • Spring Boot 1.2.3
  • Spring Cloud Connectors 1.1.1
  • Spring Data Evans SR2
  • Spring Framework 4.1.6
  • Spring Security 3.2.7
  • Spring Web Services 2.2.1

The versions of many third-party dependencies have also been updated.

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Spring IO Platform 1.0.5 released

We are pleased to announce that Spring IO Platform 1.0.5.RELEASE is now available from both repo.spring.io and Maven Central. This release is intended for users who remain on the 1.0.x line; where possible, upgrading to 1.1.x is recommended.

This maintenance release upgrades the versions of a number of the projects in the Platform to pick up their latest maintenance releases:

  • Spring AMQP 1.3.7
  • Spring Batch 3.0.3
  • Spring Boot 1.1.12
  • Spring Data Dijkstra SR5
  • Spring Framework 4.0.9
  • Spring Integration 4.0.6
  • Spring Security 3.2.7
  • Spring Web Services 2.2.1
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This Week in Spring - March 31, 2015

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! As usual, we’ve got a lot to cover so let’s get to it!

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Webinar Replay: JHipster for Spring Boot

Speaker: Julien Dubois

Slides:http://www.slideshare.net/julien.dubois/jhipster-for-spring-boot-webinar

JHipster focuses on generating a high quality application with a Java back-end using an extensive set of Spring technologies; Spring Boot, Spring Security, Spring Data, Spring MVC (providing a framework for websockets, REST and MVC), etc. an Angular.js front-end and a suite of pre-configured development tools like Yeoman, Maven, Gradle, Grunt, Gulp.js and Bower. JHipster creates a fully configured Spring Boot application with a set of pre-defined screens for user management, monitoring, and logging. The generated Spring Boot application is specifically tailored to make working with Angular.js a smoother experience. Join Julien for a quick-live coding session to build a simple application, and deploy it to Cloud Foundry.

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Webinar Replay: Building a secure Polymer app with Spring backend

Speaker: Scott Deeg

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/sdeeg/spring-polymer-webinar-46514389

Polymer is the latest web framework out of Google. Designed completely around the emerging Web Components standards, it has the lofty goal of making it easy to build apps based on these low level primitives. Along with Polymer comes a new set of Elements (buttons, dialog boxes and such) based on the ideas of "Material Design". These technologies together make it easy to build responsive, componentized "Single Page" web applications that work for browsers on PCs or mobile devices. But what about the backend, and how do we make these apps secure? In this talk Scott Deeg will take you through an introduction to Polmyer and its related technologies, and then through the build out of a full blown cloud based app with a secure, RESTful backend based on Spring REST, Spring Cloud, and Spring Security and using Thymeleaf for backend rendering jobs. At the end he will show the principles applied in a tool he's currently building. The talk will be mainly code walk through and demo, and assumes familiarity with Java/Spring and JavaScript.

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SpringOne2GX 2014 Replay: GORM inside and out

Recorded at SpringOne2GX 2014.

Speaker: Jeff Scott Brown

More Groovy Track

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/SpringCentral/gorm-inside-andout

GORM is a super powerful ORM tool that makes ORM simple by leveraging the flexibility and expressiveness of a dynamic language like Groovy. With GORM developers get access to all of the power and flexibility of an ORM tool like Hibernate without any of the complexity.

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