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Spring co-founder and Spring Framework lead Juergen Hoeller wins JAX Special Jury Award

The JAX Innovation awards just took place. The Spring team has been a recipient of the award in a few cases over the years (and a nominee in even more cases), but this year was exceptional.

This year, the jury awarded Spring co-founder and lead engineer Juergen Hoeller (or Jürgen Höller, in his native (Austrian) German language) the Special Jury Award.

We don’t normally talk about individuals on this blog, but few can be said to have done so much towards making Spring - and all that has come as a result of it - so successful as Juergen Hoeller has, and does.

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This Week in Spring - October 10th, 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! By happy coincidence, today is also Ada Lovelace day. According to the Finding Ada site: Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is an international celebration day of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in STEM. Happy Ada Lovelace day!

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Spring Security 5.0.0 M5 Released

On behalf of the community, I’m pleased to announce the release of Spring Security 5.0.0 M5. This release includes bug fixes & new features. The primary focus is being based off of Spring Framework 5.0.0.RELEASE, Reactor Bismuth-RELEASE, and Spring Data Kay-RELEASE.

This release also lays the foundation for Reactive and OAuth2 auto configuration in Spring Boot 2.0.0.M5

You can find complete details in the changelog.

Get Involved!

If you have feedback on this release, I encourage you to reach out via StackOverflow, GitHub Issues, or via the comments section. You can also ping me @rob_winch or Joe @joe_grandja on Twitter.

Of course the best feedback comes in the form of contributions.

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Spring Cloud Stream 1.3 goes GA

We are pleased to announce the general availability release of the Spring Cloud Stream Ditmars release train.

Spring Cloud Stream Ditmars.RELEASE is available for use in the Spring Release repository. The release notes include relevant information about version compatibility with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, Spring AMQP, and Spring for Apache Kafka.

The following sections list new features included in this release.

Apache Kafka

Kafka Streams for Apache Kafka

Spring Cloud Stream automates discovery and auto-configuration, and it provides a simple approach to facilitating the interactivity between application business-logic and Apache Kafka. With most of the standard message broker-specific settings exposed as Spring Boot properties, it is easy to use and override to adapt to business needs.

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Spring Vault 1.1.0 GA and 2.0.0 M3 available

On behalf of the community, I’m pleased to announce the general availability of Spring Vault 1.1.0 and the third milestone of Spring Vault 2.0, available from Maven Cental respective the milestone repository.

Highlights of Spring Vault 1.1 GA release are:

  • Pull-mode support for AppRole authentication.

  • Vault login using via AWS IAM.

  • Support of batch transit operations.

  • Rotation of generic secrets based on their lease duration.

  • Introduction of VaultEndpointProvider to configure endpoints dynamically.

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Spring Session Data Geode/GemFire 2.0.0.M2 Available

Greetings Spring Community!

I am pleased to announce the second milestone of both Spring Session Data Geode for Apache Geode and Spring Session Data GemFire for Pivotal GemFire.

The 2nd milestone release brings many welcome improvements, including:

  • Upgrades to Spring Framework 5.0.0.RELEASE.

  • Upgrades to Spring Data Kay-RELEASE.

  • Upgrades to Spring Session 2.0.0.M4.

  • Upgrades to Spring Boot 2.0.0.M4.

  • Adds support for Pivotal GemFire and Apache Geode PDX Serialization.

  • Introduces a new Serialization framework and adapter for Pivotal GemFire/Apache Geode’s Data Serialization and PDX frameworks.

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Spring AMQP 2.0.0 RELEASE Available

I am pleased to announce that the 2.0.0.RELEASE of Spring AMQP is now available in the Spring release repository and Maven Central.

First of all thanks to all community members for any feedback and contributions to make this new instalment of Spring for AMQP and RabbitMQ support project!

Some highlights what we have after a year and a couple months of amazing team work:

  • Full Java 8 and Spring Framework 5.0 support;

  • New spring-rabbit-junit artifact with some useful testing utilities including BrokerRunning JUnit @Rule;

  • The amqp-client library of version 5.0;

  • A DirectMessageListenerContainer to allow to consume messages directly on the client thread instead of queue-based logic in the SimpleMessageListenerContainer;

  • A ConnectionNameStrategy option for the ConnectionFactory to name target Broker connections for possible diagnostics;

  • new RabbitOperations.invoke() for batch of template operation on the dedicated, thread-bound channel;

  • Encoder support for the Logback AmqpAppender;

  • Removed deprecated API since previous version;

  • And, of course, a ton of bug fixes!

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