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Migrating Spring Cloud Apps from Spring Boot 1.2 to 1.3

There are some interesting new features in Spring Boot 1.3 that are now available in Spring Cloud in the Brixton release train. The Angel release train of Spring Cloud is partly incompatible with Spring Boot 1.3, so when you upgrade there are some important things to be aware of. This article helps you navigate the changes and update any existing apps to use the new features. It should also be helpful generally when trying to adopt new versions of Spring projects into existing codebases.

WARNING: The rules for dependency resolution in the case of conflict when using Gradle appear to be unclear, and may depend on more than we say in the article. This came to light as a result of testing the code in the blog, so we are still discussing how to resolve things. It might be a bug in the Gradle tooling.

TIP: You can use mvn dependency:tree or gradle dependencies to list the dependencies in your project and check the versions.


This Week in Spring - November 23, 2015

Welcome to another installation of This Week in Spring! Here in the US it’s the week of Thanksgiving, where - hopefully - we take a moment to note the many things for which we’re thankful. I’m sure I speak for the whole team here at Pivotal when I say: we’re thankful for you, dear community. Thank you.

And so, as usual, we’ve got a lot to get to it. All the better, in fact, for the lazy hours after turkey!


Spring Statemachine 1.0.1 Released

We’re pleased to announce a first maintenance release of Spring Statemachine 1.0.1. Artifacts are available either from Maven Central or from Spring Repository.

Changes in version 1.0.1 (2015-11-18)

  • autoStart via @EnableStateMachineFactory doesn’t work [#113]
  • Update to framework 4.2.2 [#115]
  • Association with @EnableStateMachine and @WithStateMachine [#116]
  • EnableStateMachineFactory fails when there are 2 state machine configurations [#117]
  • PersistStateMachineHandler returning event outcome [#118]
  • NPE with missing configurer [#119]
  • Context events not working with StateMachineBuilder [#120]

Spring XD 1.3 GA and Flo for Spring XD 1.0 GA released

Today we are pleased to announce the general availability of Spring XD 1.3 and Flo for Spring XD 1.0.

  • Spring XD 1.3 GA: zip, brew and rpm.
  • Flo for Spring XD 1.0 GA: zip.

In addition to bug fixes we have also added several new features in the 1.3 release line

  • Job Composition DSL allows for the creation of a complex graph of job executions.
  • Flo for Spring XD designer supports creating composed jobs.
  • Admin UI supports execution history of composed jobs.
  • Cassandra Sink and Header Enricher Processor
  • Gpfdist sink now supports update operations and full range of control file options
  • Spark 1.3.1 Support
  • A timeout value for flushing writes to HDFS in order to ensure data is persisted on the HDFS DataNode’s disks.
  • General dependency upgrades, Spring Data Gosling, SI 4.2, and Boot 1.2
  • Hadoop distribution version updates to Apache Hadoop 2.7.1 and Hortonworks Data Platform 2.2. Pivotal Hadoop 2.1, 3.0 and Cloudera Hadoop 5.3

Spring IO Platform 2.0.0.RELEASE

Spring IO Platform 2.0.0.RELEASE is now available from the Spring release repository and Maven Central.


  • Spring REST Docs 1.0

Major upgrades:

  • Reactor 2.0
  • Spring Security 4.0

Minor upgrades:

  • Spring AMQP 1.5
  • Spring Boot 1.3
  • Spring Cloud Connectors 1.2
  • Spring Data Gosling
  • Spring Framework 4.2
  • Spring HATEOAS 0.19
  • Spring Integration 4.2

A number of other Spring projects and their dependencies have also been updated to their latest maintenance releases.

Please note that a number of dependencies that were previously part of the Platform have been removed or replaced in this release. Please refer to the documentation for further details.


Spring Session 1.1.0.M1 Released

On behalf of the community, I’m pleased to announce the release of Spring Session 1.1.0.M1. The release can be found in the Spring Milestone Repository (

This release contains lots of fixes and new features. You can find a complete list in the changelog. The highlights have been included below:


This Week in Spring - November 17, 2015

My goodness the time has flown! We’re already staring down the beginning of 2016!

Welcome to another installation of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in beautiful Casablanca, Morocco for Devoxx Morocco! This is the fifth Devoxx this year - with events in Belgium, UK, France, Poland and now Morocco - and I have the rare honor of having spoken at all of them! #fullDevoxx

We’ve got a lot to cover this week so let’s get to it!


Spring Boot 1.3.0 released

One behalf of the Spring Boot team, and everyone that has contributed, I am pleased to announce that Spring Boot 1.3.0 has been released and is available now from, Maven Central and Bintray. This release adds a significant number of new features and improvements and builds on the latest release of the Spring Framework. For full upgrade instructions and “new and noteworthy” features please see the release notes.

Here are some of the highlights of v1.3:

Developer Tools

A new spring-boot-devtools module has been added which aims to improve the development-time experience. The module provides:


Spring Framework 4.2.3 available now

On behalf of the team I am pleased to announce that Spring Framework 4.2.3 is now available from and Maven Central. This third maintenance release in the 4.2 line contains over 60 fixes and improvements.

We strongly recommend an immediate upgrade to 4.2.3 for all 4.x users. This release is the foundation for the upcoming Spring Boot 1.3 GA release coming up very soon.

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This Week in Spring - November, 10, 2015

Welcome to another installation of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in Antwerp, Belgium for the grand mother of all Devoxxes (Devoxxen?), Devoxx Belgium! I’m here along with several members of the team and if you’re around, don’t hesitate to say hi!