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Spring Cloud Skipper 1.0.5 released

On behalf of the team, I am pleased to announce the release of Spring Cloud Skipper 1.0.5 GA

Skipper is a lightweight tool that allows you to discover Spring Boot applications and manage their lifecycle on multiple Cloud Platforms. You can use Skipper standalone or integrate it with Continuous Integration pipelines to help implement the practice of Continuous Deployment.

The getting started section in the reference guide is the best place to start kicking the tires.

This is primarily a bug fix release. Significant changes since the 1.0 GA release are:

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Spring Tips: JPA

speaker: Josh Long

Hi Spring fans! In this installment we look at the Java Persistence API (JPA) and its most ubiquitous implementation Hibernate. We look at basic Spring support for JPA, Spring Boot’s auto-configuration and supported configuration properties, mapped superclasses, auditing (using Spring Data’s JPA auditing facility) and journaling (using the Hibernate Envers project and Spring Data Envers).

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This Week in Spring - June 5th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! It’s been a wild and wonderful week. I’ve just returned from the epic VOXXED Singapore event, just intime to enjoy a wonderful week home in Spring-time and sun-filled San Francisco. We’ve got a ton of things to cover, so let’s get to it!

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Spring Batch 4.1.0.M1 Released

We are pleased to announce that Spring Batch 4.1.0.M1 is now available on Github and the Pivotal download repository. Many thanks to all of those who contributed to this release!

What’s new?

Here are the highlights of this release:

  • Simplify testing
  • Simplify remote chunking
  • Add a new JSON item reader

Simplify Testing

Spring Batch provides some nice utility classes (such as the JobLauncherTestUtils and JobRepositoryTestUtils) and test execution listeners (StepScopeTestExecutionListener and JobScopeTestExecutionListener) to test batch components. However, in order to use these utilities, you must configure them explicitly, as shown in the following example:

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Spring Tips: JDBC

speaker: Josh Long

Hi Spring fans! In this installment of Spring Tips we look at the Spring support for the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API. Spring’s support for JDBC is one of many reasons a lot of people first started using Spring 15+ years ago! If you aren’t committed to a full-blown ORM and/or want to leverage the full power of JDBC, then this video is for you!

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Spring Cloud Finchley.RC2 Has Been Released

On behalf of the community, I am pleased to announce that the Release Candidate 2 (RC2) 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

Finchley.RC2 is based on Spring Boot 2.0.2.

Spring Cloud Task

Spring Cloud Config

  • Supports skipping SSL validation for Git and Vault repositories
  • Bug Fixes

Spring Cloud Bus

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This Week in Spring - May 29th, 2018

Hi Spring fans and welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! I finished last week in Barcelona, Spain, for the epic Spring IO 2018 event (were you there? why not? YOU SHOULD BE IT’S AMAZING!) and now I’m in San Francisco enjoying a restive 48 hours and soon I’ll be off to sunny Saint Louis for the epic Spring One Tour St. Louis event starting the 30th then it’s off to splendid Singapore for the Voxxed Singapore event. If you’re in either region, reach out! I’d love to heard and/or see you!

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This Week in Spring - May 22nd, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Whew! What a wild week it’s been! I landed in Kiev, Ukraine, last Thursday to present at the epic JEEConf in beautiful Kiev. Then, this weekend it was off to Dublin, Ireland and Belfast, North Ireland, where I had the privilege of speaking to some of the amazing Pivotal customers (like Liberty). I concluded today here in Belfast and tomorrow it’s off to bella Barcelona, Spain for the Spring I/O conference.

As usual, it’s been a crazy awesome week in the Spring community so without further ado let’s get to it!

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Enjoy quality time with the Spring and Reactor communities at SpringOne Platform

Hey there,

It feels like SpringOne Platform was only yesterday, and I’m so excited by what’s coming in September! It’s yet another excuse to chat, exchange, share, have a drink, and enjoy quality time with the Spring and Reactor communities, contributors and users alike.

I’ll tell you a secret: as the project Reactor lead, this is one of my favorite places to capture amazing feedback and translate it into pull requests. I like spending hours replaying the software history with folks, talking about efficient distributed systems (or “microservices”) because–Bingo! Reactive is all about these stories!

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