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Spring Framework 5.0.5 and 4.3.15 available now

Dear Spring community,

I’m pleased to announce that Spring Framework 5.0.5 and 4.3.15 are available now, as another pair of refinement releases which are recommended as immediate upgrades for all users. Our 5.0.5 release is the foundation for the upcoming Spring Boot 2.0.1 release later this week, and 4.3.15 will be picked up by Boot 1.5.11 around the same time.

Both framework releases come with plenty of bug fixes but also with a wide selection of refinements, wrapping up before we branch towards Spring Framework 5.1 and turn the 5.0.x and 4.3.x lines into low-volume maintenance mode. Our 5.0.5 build is also prepared for running on the recently released JDK 10, allowing the framework to be built and tested on JDK 8 as well as 9 and 10 in the meantime. Last but not least, 5.0.5 (and to a minor degree 4.3.15 as well) includes significant performance improvements for annotation introspection on startup.


Property Binding in Spring Boot 2.0

Since the first release of Spring Boot, it has been possible to bind properties to classes by using the @ConfigurationProperties annotation. It has also been possible to specify property names in different forms. For example, person.first-name, person.firstName and PERSON_FIRSTNAME can all be used interchangeably. We call this feature “relaxed binding”.

Unfortunately, in Spring Boot 1.x, “relaxed binding” turned out to be a little bit too relaxed. It was quite hard to define exactly what the binding rules were and when specific formats could be used. We also started to get reports of issues that were very hard to fix with our 1.x implementation. For example, in Spring Boot 1.x it is not possible to bind items to a java.util.Set.


Spring Cloud Open Service Broker 2.0.0.M2 Released

Spring Cloud Open Service Broker 2.0.0.M2 is now available. Spring Cloud Open Service Broker is a framework for building Spring Boot applications that implement the Open Service Broker API. This second milestone adds more polish and improvements as we continue toward a release candidate. The following list includes some of the updates:

  • Update JavaDoc, reference docs, some more JavaDoc, and more reference docs

  • Rename the spring-cloud-open-service-broker artifact to spring-cloud-open-service-broker-core

  • Add support for externalized configuration of the Catalog in YAML or Java properties

  • Add support to disable API version checking via a configuration property

  • Improve exception handling and logging


Spring Cloud Edgware.SR3 Has Been Released

On behalf of the community, I am pleased to announce that the Service Release 3 (SR3) of the Spring Cloud Edgware Release Train is available today. The release can be found in Maven Central. You can check out the Edgware release notes for more information.

Notable Changes in the Edgware Release Train

Spring Cloud Contract

  • Updated Wiremock to 2.15.0
  • By setting a system property stubrunner.snapshot-check-skip or environment variable STUBRUNNER_SNAPSHOT_CHECK_SKIP equal to true you can disable the SNAPSHOT assertion of downloaded stubs jar, e.g. in a CI server.
  • Bug fixes

This Week in Spring - March 27th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m hanging out in sunny San Francisco talking to local customers and working on more installments of the next season of Spring Tips.

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


Spring Security SAML DSL 1.0.5.RELEASE

The Spring Security team is proud to announce our latest 1.0.5.RELEASE of our SAML DSL project. This release works against Spring Security SAML 1.0.4.RELEASE.

This release adds a simple Java configuration option to your existing Spring Boot applications

This release requires an additional Maven repository to download the latest version of the not-yet-commons-ssl dependency.

Available on Maven Central

Feedback and contributions are always appreciated. Stay tuned.


Spring Cloud Finchley.M9 Has Been Released

On behalf of the community, I am pleased to announce that the Milestone 9 (M9) of the Spring Cloud Finchley Release Train is available today. The release can be found in Spring Milestone repository. You can check out the Finchley release notes for more information.

Notable Changes in the Finchley Release Train

Spring Cloud Gateway

Spring Cloud Netflix

  • Upgraded to Eureka 1.8.7 to address thread pool issue when Eureka health check is enabled

Spring Tool Suite 3.9.3 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 3.9.3 release of the Spring Tool Suite, our Eclipse-based tooling.

Highlights from this release include:

  • updated to Eclipse Oxygen.3 release (
  • Pivotal tc Server updated to 3.2.9
  • updated to work with Spring 5 and Spring Boot 2

To download the distributions, please go visit:

Detailed new and noteworthy notes can be found here: STS 3.9.3 New & Noteworthy.

STS 3.9.4 is scheduled to be released on top of Eclipse Oxygen.3a (4.7.3a) in late April 2018.


It’s never been a better time to be a Spring Developer

Posting this on behalf of Mark Heckler, from the Pivotal evangelist team.

The last 12 months have been incredible for Spring developers. In that time, we’ve seen Spring Framework 5.0, Spring Boot 2, and Project Reactor go GA. We’ve also had new and updated component releases in every major Spring project! There’s never been a better time to be a Spring dev!

With all of these new tools and features, how can you keep up? How can you learn the most, in the shortest amount of time, from Spring team developers and key contributors? Come to SpringOne Platform, of course! This September 24-27 we will all be gathering at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD (near Washington, D.C.) to dive deep into the new bits and discuss (and show) how to put them to full use, at full velocity. The week will be packed with live coding and lively conversations, and you’re invited to be a part of it!


This Week in Spring - March 20th, 2018

Hi Spring fans, and welcome to the first day of the Spring season! This week I’m in San Francisco visiting some customers and just hanging out, working on new Spring Tips installments, enjoying the amazing weather. As if today wasn’t exciting enough, Java 10 also shipped today! I know that all seems like enough already, but read on as we have a lot of good stuff this week!