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Spring REST Docs 1.2.4.RELEASE

It’s my pleasure to announce that Spring REST Docs 1.2.4.RELEASE is available from Maven Central, JCenter, and our release repository. My thanks to everyone who contributed to this release by reporting bugs and opening pull requests.

This maintenance release includes a handful of bug fixes and documentation improvements. It is a recommend upgrade for all Spring REST Docs 1.x users.

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This Week in Spring - April 3, 2018

Hi Spring fans! What a week! This week I’m in beautiful Dallas, TX, for the Spring One Tour Dallas event which is, like so many of the other cities already, utterly and completely sold out! What a crowd!

And, so, without further ado, let’s get to it!


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