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Introducing java-cfenv: A new library for accessing Cloud Foundry Services

Introduction

The Spring Cloud Connectors library has been with us since the launch event of Cloud Foundry itself back in 2011. One of the main goals of the connector library and Cloud Foundry’s Java buildpack was to “reduce the initial investment when you want to get started with Cloud Foundry”. The connector library creates the Spring bean definitions required to connect to backing services, like databases, using information contained in the VCAP_SERVICES environment variable. The buildpack then replaces these bean definitions you had in your application with those created by the connector library through a feature called ‘auto-reconfiguration’. You may have seen it mentioned in the logs when you pushed an app to Cloud Foundry…

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Spring Boot 2.1.3 available now

On behalf of the team and everyone who has contributed, I’m happy to announce that Spring Boot 2.1.3 has been released and is is now available from repo.spring.io and Maven Central.

This release includes over 70 fixes, improvements and dependency upgrades. Thanks to all those who have contributed with issue reports and pull requests.

If you are still using Spring Boot 2.0.x, an upgrade to Spring Boot 2.1.x is strongly encouraged. Following the announcement that Spring Framework 5.0.x will reach its EOL in March, Spring Boot 2.0.x will follow suit with a final release in the 2.0.x line planned for late March. As previously announced, Spring Boot 1.5.x will continue to be maintained until it reaches its EOL in August.

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A Bootiful Podcast: an Interview with Spring Contributor and "Learning Spring Boot 2.0" author Greg Turnquist

It was a lot of fun to talk to Greg Turnquist, one of the more industrious and variously applied members of the Spring family, about how he found his way to the Spring team and community, Python, his new book, Spring team legends like Keith Donald and Brian Dussault, and so much more.

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Spring Data Lovelace SR5 released

On behalf of the Spring Data team, I’d like to announce the availability of the Lovelace SR5 maintenance release. This release ships on top of the just-released Spring Framework 5.1.5. Spring Boot 2.1.3 is going to pick up Lovelace SR5, for your convenience.

The service releases ship with mostly bug fixes and a few dependency upgrades addressing about 40 tickets.

Last but not least, here’s the laundry list:

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Spring Tips: Apache Geode

Hi Spring fans! In this installment of Spring Tips we look at Gemfire… err.. Apache Geode, the fantastic distributed data grid you’ve probably never heard of, BUT YOU SHOULD, that integrates nicely with the Spring Data for Apache Geode project.

speaker: Josh Long

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This Week in Spring - February 12, 2019

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring.

We’ve got good stuff to get to but first, I want to invite you to be part of the discussion and consider submitting to the SpringOne Platform 2019 event. The call-for-papers opened today!

Now then, we’ve got a ton to get to this week so without further ado..

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Spring Cloud Data Flow 1.7.4 and Skipper 1.1.4 Released

The Spring Cloud Data Flow team is pleased to announce the release of 1.7.4 of Data Flow for Local and Cloud Foundry. The Kubernetes release is at version 1.7.3.

Follow the Getting Started guides for running on Local, Cloud Foundry, and Kubernetes.

Various bugs since the 1.7 GA release have been fixed. You can see the issues for 1.7.1, 1.7.2, 1.7.3, and 1.7.4 for more details.

We have also released 1.1.4 release of Spring Cloud Skipper. The getting started section in the reference guide is the best place to start if you want to use Skipper separately from Data Flow.

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