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Gunnar Hillert

Gunnar Hillert

Committer for Spring Integration and Spring XD

Atlanta, GA

As a Pivotal engineer, Gunnar Hillert is a core committer for the Spring Integration and Spring XD projects. He has been a member of the Spring team for over 2 years. Gunnar is the president of the Atlanta Java Users Group since 2010 and is co-organizer for the DevNexus developer conference that attracted 900 developers in 2013. A native of Berlin, Germany, Gunnar has been calling Atlanta home for the past 12 years.
Blog Posts by Gunnar Hillert

Spring XD 1.0.0.M4 Released

The Spring XD team is pleased to announce that Spring XD 1.0.0 Milestone 4 is now available for download.

Spring XD makes it easy to solve common big data problems such as data ingestion and export, real-time analytics, and batch workflow orchestration. This release includes several notable new features:

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Spring XD 1.0.0.M1 released

Dear Spring Community,

The Spring XD team is pleased to announce that the first milestone of Spring XD is now available for download.

Spring XD makes it easy to solve common big data problems such as data ingestion and export, real-time analytics, and batch workflow orchestration. The first milestone implements many features and provides a sizable amount of documentation.

For more information, please see the Project Home Page, the Release Notes and the the blog posting.

We would love to hear your feedback as we continue working hard towards the final Spring XD 1.0.0 release. If you have any questions, please use Stackoverflow (Tag: springxd), and to report any bugs or improvements, please use either the Jira Issue Tracker or file a GitHub issue.

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What's New in Spring Integration 2.2 (Part 3 – JPA Support)

This is the third part in a series of blog posts highlighting some of the new features available in Spring Integration 2.2 following the recent release of Release Candidate 1. The first part described the new set of MongoDB adapters. In part two we highlighted the new extended support for synchronizing non-transactional resources with transactions.

In this third part today, we would like to introduce the new Java Persistence API (JPA) support that is provided starting with Spring Integration 2.2. The JPA module is persistence-provider-agnostic and has been tested using:

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Community-Driven Spring Integration Extensions

The Spring Integration team proudly announces the availability of the Spring Integration Extensions repository. The main goal for this new GitHub-based repository is to promote a vibrant community of adapter and extension developers, and to encourage a broader segment of the community to contribute to the project. The Spring Integration Extensions project is hosted at:

This new repository will give us the flexibility to incorporate new contributions much more rapidly, without having to go through the core Spring Integration framework’s stricter vetting process. Since each community contributed extension is a separate project in the Spring Integration Extensions repository, it will have its own release life-cycle independent from the one that governs the core Spring Integration framework. As a result, this will allow for more frequent releases.

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Create Spring Integration Projects using STS

Just days ago, SpringSource Tool Suite™ (STS) 2.9.1 was released. Besides many new features, it provides several features that are especially exciting for Spring Integration users. First of all, the latest STS release adds support for Spring Integration 2.1 and improves the visualization capabilities for Spring Integration flows. STS supports now all recently added Spring Integration adapters such as:


Spring Template Project Wizard

  • Spring Integration Project (Standalone) - Simple

  • Spring Integration Project (Standalone) - File

  • Spring Integration Project (War)

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Rapid Cloud Foundry Deployments with Maven

Apache Maven is a very popular choice in the Java community for building and deploying applications.  The Cloud Foundry team has released the Cloud Foundry Maven Plugin to integrate with applications’ development lifecycle, including deployment to the cloud.  The same Maven plugin can be used to manage application pushes and updates to any Cloud Foundry instance.

One of Cloud Foundry’s main promises is to make your life as a developer a whole lot easier without limiting available choices. Cloud Foundry not only supports a plethora of languages (Java, Groovy, Scala, Ruby etc.) and frameworks (Spring, Grails, Rails, Sinatra, Lift etc.) but it also allows you to deploy your applications to different environments. This includes public clouds, such as Cloudfoundry.com and AppFog.compartner-provided cloud offerings, single VM Micro Cloud Foundry, and your own private cloud using Cloud Foundry open source, which is available to everyone under a very liberal Apache License v2.

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