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This Week in Spring - November 20th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! How’s things? I’m in Taipei, Taiwan, where I’ve presented at the local JUG and at the Cloud Native Forum. It’s been a crazy good time on the ground eating delicious “stinky tofu” (that’s its name!), trying to figure out the difference between traditional Chinese characters and so-called simplified Chinese characters used in China, and of course making tons of new friends.

In less than 24h I’ll be on a plane winging my way back west where I’ll join my family, and our newest addition, and our friends, and we’ll celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday together. It’s this time of year when I try to take stock of all the things for which I’m grateful and you know what, dear reader? Time and time again, I think of you, the community that makes Spring the best place to integrate and innovate. I am thankful for you. I’m sure I speak for the Spring team and Pivotal at large when I say, we are thankful for you.

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Spring Cloud Stream Fishtown.RC2 /2.1.0.RC2 Release Announcement

We are pleased to announce the second Release Candidate of the Spring Cloud Stream Fishtown release train - Fishtown.RC2/2.1.0.RC2.

Spring Cloud Stream Fishtown 2.1.0.RC2 is available for use in the Spring Milestone repository.

As a follow up to 2.0.0.RC2, this release primarily encompasses minor enhancements and bug fixes.
As it stands now this should be the final Release Candidate before General Availability release 2.0.0.RELEASE in several weeks.

NOTE:
If the applications are created from Spring Initializr, they need to add this BOM snippet in maven dependency management before the spring-cloud BOM declaration, otherwise you’ll end up with the latest snapshot:

<dependency>
           <groupId>org.springframework.cloud</groupId>
           <artifactId>spring-cloud-stream-dependencies</artifactId>
           <version>Fishtown.RC2</version>
           <type>pom</type>
           <scope>import</scope>
</dependency>
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Announcing Spring Cloud Function - 2.0.0.RC2

We are pleased to announce the second Release Candidate of the Spring Cloud Function - 2.0.0.RC2.

Individual modules of Spring Cloud Function 2.0.0.RC2 are available for use in the Spring Milestone repository.

As a follow up to 2.0.0.RC1, this release primarily encompasses minor enhancements and bug fixes.
As it stands now this should be the final Release Candidate before General Availability release 2.0.0.RELEASE in several weeks.

How can you help?

If you’re interested in helping out, check out the “ideal for contribution” tag in the issue repository. If you have general questions, please ask on stackoverflow.com using the spring-cloud-function tag.

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Spring Vault 2.1.1, 2.0.3, and 1.1.3 released

On behalf of the community, I’d like to announce the availability of Spring Vault service releases 2.1.1, 2.0.3, and 1.1.3, available from Maven Central.

These releases ship with bug fixes and dependency version updates. Spring Vault 2.1.1 is going to be picked up by Spring Cloud Vault with the Spring Cloud Greenwich M2 release in the next days.

For a complete list of changes see the changelogs:

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Spring Cloud Pipelines to Cloud Pipelines Migration

Spring Cloud Pipelines is a GitHub project that tries to solve the following problems:

  • Creation of a common deployment pipeline

  • Propagation of good testing and deployment practices

  • Reducing the time required to deploy a feature to production.

The first commit took place on 31-08-2016. Since then, we have gotten a lot of feedback from the community related to the suggested deployment pipeline and its concrete visualisations. Over those two years, the most important features we have managed to build are:

  • Opinionated deployment pipeline setup

  • Scripts for the pipeline, to verify backward compatibility of your project and allow zero-downtime deployment

  • Support for PHP, .NET, NodeJS, and JVM (Maven & Gradle) projects

  • Deployment option for Cloud Foundry

  • Deployment option for Kubernetes

  • Deployment option via Ansible

  • Pipeline visualisation in Jenkins by using Jenkins Job DSL

  • Pipeline visualisation in Jenkins by using Jenkinsfile

  • Pipeline visualisation in Concourse

We would like to announce the next 1.0.0.M9 release of Spring Cloud Pipelines, which will also be its last in the current form.

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This Week in Spring - November 13th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! I’ve just flown from Singapore and arrived in Hong Kong where I’ll be meeting with some of our bigger customers here for a few days. Then, it’s off to Taipei where, among other things, I’ll be presenting at the Taipei JUG and talking to some customers. If you’re in any of these places, don’t hesitate to reach out and say hi (@starbuxman)!

With that, we’ve got a ton to get to so let’s get to it!

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Spring Boot in a Container

Many people are using containers to wrap their Spring Boot applications, and building containers is not a simple thing to do. This is an article for developers of Spring Boot applications, and containers are not always a good abstraction for developers - they force you to learn about and think about very low level concerns - but you will on occasion be called on to create or use a container, so it pays to understand the building blocks. Here we aim to show you some of the choices you can make if you are faced with the prospect of needing to create your own container.

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This Week in Spring - Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring. I’m in Tokyo, Japan, for the epic SpringOne Tour Japan event and then, it’s off to Seoul, South Korea and then Singapore. I’m trying to keep busy! I delivered two 3+ hour long talks yesterday despite a blistering fever and today I presented at the SpringOne Tour and then, tonight, I had the honor of presenting at a joint meeting of the JJUG and JSUG here in Tokyo on Tuesday evening (starting about 7h ago).

If you’re about, don’t hesitate to say hi! I’d love to chat about anything and everything Pivotal and Spring with ya! Anyway, we’ve got a ton to get to, so let’s get to it!

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Spring CredHub 2.0.0.M1 released

I’m pleased to announce the first milestone release of Spring CredHub 2.0.0, available now in the Spring milestone repository.

CredHub

CredHub provides centralized credential management to the Cloud Foundry platform. CredHub implements an HTTP API to securely store, generate, retrieve, and delete credentials of various types.

Spring CredHub provides a Java binding for the CredHub API, making it easy to integrate Spring applications with CredHub.

What’s New

The 2.0.0 release brings support for CredHub server versions 1.x and 2.x, and the CredHub v1 and v2 APIs. This release also provides compatibility with Spring Framework 5 and Spring Boot 2. The GA release of Spring CredHub 2.0.0 will add a reactive alternative to the existing interfaces.

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