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This Week in Spring - October 24th, 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! Can you believe we’re already staring down the end of October 2017? This year has flown by! What a rush! This week I’m home in sunny San Francisco talking to customers and giving talks.

I’ll be speaking “at” the vJUG 24 online conference. The conference lasts 24 hours! There’s a talk every hour, from as many timezones as possible! I hope you’ll join me (and thousands of others) as we look at Reactive Spring at 04:00 GMT on Wednesday.

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Spring Integration for AWS 1.1 Release Candidate 1 Available

Dear Spring Community!

Today I’d like to announce the first Release Candidate of the version 1.1 of Spring Integration for Amazon Web Services. Its artifact

org.springframework.integration:spring-integration-aws:1.1.0.RC1

is available in the Milestone Repository.

Thanks to everybody contributed!

Some highlights of the features since the previously announced Milestone 1:

KinesisMessageDrivenChannelAdapter

The KinesisMessageDrivenChannelAdapter has been improved to handle properly expired and throttled shard iterators. Also it now skips closed shards. Some other bug fixed have been provided after early community adoption.

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This Week in Spring - October 17th, 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’ve been in Dallas and Austin, Texas, first for customer meetings and then to attend and speak at the epic Reactive Summit. If you’re around, don’t hesitate to say hi on Twitter! We’ve got a lot to cover so let’s get to it!

Also, I’ll be doing a webinar with our friends at OCI on November 9th, 2017, on Grails for the Spring Developer, with my friend and Grails co-founder Jeff Scott Brown. I hope you’ll join us!

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Spring Web Services 2.4.1.RELEASE / 3.0.0.RC1 released

Greetings Spring community,

Spring Web Services now official has two branches: master (3.0+) and 2.x (maintenance of the old 2.x series). The 2.x series will be maintained as long as Spring Framework 4.x is supported, yet any new work will be conducted on the master branch.

2.4.1.RELEASE is a minor patch release while 3.0.1.RC1 is a major upgrade. The links below include related tickets.

  • 3.0.0.RC1:

    • Rebases Spring Web Services to run on Spring Framework 5.0 and Java 8

    • Drops support for the older Apache WSS4J 1.x line covered by the org.springframework.ws.soap.security.wss4j package. Instead, we only support WSS4J 2.x (in the org.springframework.ws.soap.security.wss4j2 package).

    • Upgrades our XMPP library Smack support to 4.2.

    • This version is planned to be picked up by Spring Boot 2.0 as well as Spring IO Platform Cairo.

  • 2.4.1.RELEASE:

    • Maintains our existing baseline of dependencies, making movements on latest supported versions of Spring Framework and Spring Security

    • We’ll maintain the 2.x version as long as Spring Framework 4.x is supported.

    • Based on several of the gaps between Spring Framework 4.x and 5.x, there will be no more compatibility checks of our 2.x branch against Spring Framework 5.x If you need Spring Framework 5, you really need to upgrade to our 3.x branch.

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Spring Boot 1.5.8 available now

On behalf of the team, I am pleased to announce that Spring Boot 1.5.8 has been released and is available now from repo.spring.io and Maven Central.

Spring Boot 1.5.8 includes over 40 fixes, improvements and dependency updates. Thanks to all that have contributed with issue reports and pull requests.

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-boot tag or chat with the community on Gitter.

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Spring Tool Suite 3.9.1 released

I am happy to announce the 3.9.1 release of the Spring Tool Suite, our Eclipse-based tooling.

Highlights from this release include:

  • updated to Eclipse Oxygen.1a release (https://www.eclipse.org/oxygen/noteworthy/)
  • includes support for JDK9 and JUnit 5 (https://www.eclipse.org/eclipse/news/4.7.1a/)
  • updated Spring Cloud CLI integration (switch to on-demand install)
  • experimental boot dashboard extension to inspect beans of running boot apps
  • refactoring support to convert application.properties to application.yml
  • a number of important bug fixes (organize imports shortcut is back, for example)
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Spring Boot 2.0.0 M5 available now

Spring Boot 2.0.0 M5 has been released and is now available from our milestone repository. This release closes 168 issues and pull requests and continues our progress towards 2.0 GA. Thanks to everyone that has contributed!

This milestone refines a number of items from M4, and provides a number of notable new features:

  • Initial support for Java 9 - We’ll continue to refine Java 9 support, but this release should work for basic applications. Check out this wiki page for more details.
  • OAuth 2.0 Client support from Spring Security - Spring Security is starting to ship more OAuth 2.0 features. This release of Spring Boot provides auto-configuration for Spring Security’s OAauth 2.0 client support.
  • JSON-B Support - We now offer support for JSON-B alongside our existing Jackson and Gson integrations. We continue to recommend Jackson as our default choice.
  • Session Actuator endpoint - Users of Spring Session can now view and expire sessions directly from the actuator.
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Spring Data Ingalls SR8 released

On behalf of the Spring Data team I’d like to announce the eighth service release of the release train Ingalls. The release ships on top of the just released Spring Framework 4.3.12 and in preparation of the upcoming Spring Boot 1.5.8 released.

The release ships 42 (yay!) tickets fixed and is a recommended upgrade to all users of the Ingalls release train.

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Spring Tips: Bootiful, Reactive Scala

Speaker: Josh Long

Hi Spring fans! In this tip, we’ll look at the bootiful possibilities of integrating Spring Boot and Spring WebFlux, the reactive web runtime and framework in Spring Framework 5, with Scala and the Scala ecosystem and integrating the Spring WebFlux reacive runtime with other Reactive Streams implementations like Akka Streams.

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