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This Week in Spring - January 9th, 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m off to Germany where I’ll be speaking at the Java User Group in Münster on Wednesday night. Then, it’s off to Solingen for a Cloud Native day on the 12th (this Friday) where I’ll be presenting all afternoon - register now! And, if you’re closer to the Pacific ocean than the Atlantic ocean, join me next Monday in Hawaii and we’ll talk about all things Spring at the very promising LavaOne conference.

As usual, we’ve got a lot to cover so let’s get to it.

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This Week in Spring (7th Anniversary Edition) - January 2nd, 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! I hope you had a wonderful, safe and fruitful new year celebration.

This is the first roundup of the new year and so it is also the 7th year anniversary of my starting this column. Every Tuesday, without fail (come holiday, sick-day, flights or frights!), since the first week of January 2011, I’ve put together this roundup and it has been, and continues to be, an honor. As usual, I’m always happy to have feedback and suggestions from you, the most amazing community ever! Don’t hesitate to reach me on Twitter (@starbuxman) or by email.

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This Year in Spring - 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another, albeit very special, installment of This Week in Spring! This is the last installment before 2018 and so we’ll take the opportunity to review, as we always do in the last installment of the year, this very exciting year in Spring and its ecosystem.

Let me, on behalf of the Spring and larger Pivotal team, to be the first to wish you and yours a heartfelt happy and safe New Year! Let’s first look at some of the major trends that defined 2017. We’ve got a lot to cover!

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Spring Tool Suite 3.9.2 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 3.9.2 release of the Spring Tool Suite, our Eclipse-based tooling.

Highlights from this release include:

  • updated to Eclipse Oxygen.2 release (https://www.eclipse.org/oxygen/noteworthy/)
  • includes updated support for JDK9 and JUnit 5
  • allows to install Spring Tools 4 Public Beta features as early-access add-ons

To download the distributions, please go visit:

Detailed new and noteworthy notes can be found here: STS 3.9.2 New & Noteworthy.

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This Week in Spring - December 19th, 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! I’ve just returned from London where I spent Monday talking to Pivotal customers and helping teams build software in terms of Spring.

Now I’m home for the holidays. Can you believe we’re only a few weeks away from 2018!? Where has the time gone! Chanukah, Christmas and Boxing Day will all be over and Kwanzaa will have started before next week’s installment of This Week in Spring, so on behalf of the Spring team and Pivotal as a whole, let me wish you the warmest and happiest of holidays!

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This Week in Spring, December 12th, 2017

Hi Spring fans and welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! I’m still reeling from the incredible, larger-and-better-than-ever SpringOne Platform 2017 event last week! Ouch! My brain…

This week I’m speaking to customers and am presenting at two User Groups (in Atlanta, GA and St. Louis, MO) on testing and all things Spring with my new teammate Mario Gray (@mariogray)! Join us.

This Sunday, it’s off to London for a few days customer visits. If you’re around, don’t hesitate to say hello (@starbuxman).

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This Week in Spring - December 5th, 2017

Hi Spring fans and welcome to This Week in Spring from the premier JVM-language event SpringOne Platform 2017! There is a massive amount of stuff to cover, especially in light of SpringOne Platform, so let’s get to it!

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Spring Tips: Spring Tool Suite 4

Speaker: Josh Long

Hi Spring fans! In this Spring Tips, we’ll look at Spring Tool Suite 4, new runtime feedback and the IDE-agnostic language servers that underpin all of it. I’m releasing this Spring Tips installment early, just in time SpringOne Platform 2017 and the big announcements of the day.

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Spring Session (Core/MongoDB/Geode) 2.0.0.RC2 released!

Greetings Spring community,

In preparation for the soon-to-be GA release, Spring Session, Spring Session MongoDB, and Spring Session for Apache Geode and Pivotal GemFire have all aligned to versions 2.0.0.RC2 for this release.

In case you missed it, this is what’s included with each of the modules:

  • Core - includes support for Redis, JDBC, and Hazelcast

  • MongoDB - both traditional blocking as well as reactive support for MongoDB

  • Apache Geode - support for Apache Geode as well as Pivotal GemFire (including the PCC service with the SSC extension on PCF)

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