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Martin Lippert

Martin Lippert

Developer Tools Engineering, Spring Tool Suite Lead

Hamburg, Germany

Martin leads the Spring Tool Suite and the Spring IDE projects at Pivotal and works together with the tools team on providing the best developer tools out there for Spring and Cloud Foundry. In addition to that he works on next generation developer tooling and innovative new architectures for cloud-based developer tooling. Before joining the Spring family at Pivotal, Martin co-founded it-agile, a leading consulting and development company focused on agile software development.
Blog Posts by Martin Lippert

Spring Tools 4.0.1 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.0.1 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Atom.

Highlights from this release include:

  • (Eclipse) added support for Buildship 3.0
  • (Eclipse) added Tomcat server adapters back to default distribution
  • (Concourse) updated S3 params to latest changes
  • (Spring Boot suppport in general) various bug fixes

To download the distribution for Eclipse and find links to the marketplace entries for Visual Studio Code and Atom, please go visit:

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Spring Tools 4 GA released

spring tools 4

After a decade of rolling out updates and improvements to the famous Spring Tool Suite and the Spring IDE components for Eclipse, a new era of Spring tooling starts today and we welcome you to the all-new Spring Tools 4. After an intensive period of public betas, we are happy to announce the first official release today.

Spring Tools 4 is a completely new set of tools for working with Spring projects in your favorite IDEs and editors. They are re-built from scratch with the goal in mind to provide the best support for implementing enterprise-grade applications based on Spring and Spring Boot across development environments and lightweight editors. They provide a unique editor-centric experience for working with Spring projects, ranging from smart and Spring-aware content-assist to a unique new way of connecting your source code with and enriching it with detailed information and insights from your running Spring Boot applications. This puts your source code editor side-by-side with your running boot applications.

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Spring Tool Suite 3.9.6 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 3.9.6 release of the Spring Tool Suite, our Eclipse-based tooling.

Highlights from this release include:

  • updated to Eclipse 2018-09 release
  • added support for automatic and manual SSH tunneling to remote apps on CF for remote JMX access
  • various bug fixes

To download the distributions, please go visit:

Detailed new and noteworthy notes can be found here: STS 3.9.6 New & Noteworthy.

Enjoy!

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Spring Tool Suite 3.9.5 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 3.9.5 release of the Spring Tool Suite, our Eclipse-based tooling.

Highlights from this release include:

  • updated to Eclipse Photon release, including support for JDK 9/10, performance improvements, and more.
  • Pivotal tc Server updated to 4.0.1
  • various bug fixes

To download the distributions, please go visit:

Detailed new and noteworthy notes can be found here: STS 3.9.5 New & Noteworthy.

STS 3.9.6 is scheduled to be released on top of Eclipse 2018-09 in late September 2018.

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Spring Tool Suite 3.9.4 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 3.9.4 release of the Spring Tool Suite, our Eclipse-based tooling.

Highlights from this release include:

  • updated to Eclipse Oxygen.3a release, including support for JDK 10
  • Pivotal tc Server updated to 4.0.0

To download the distributions, please go visit:

Detailed new and noteworthy notes can be found here: STS 3.9.4 New & Noteworthy.

STS 3.9.5 is scheduled to be released on top of Eclipse Photon (4.8.0) in late June 2018.

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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 (https://www.eclipse.org/oxygen/noteworthy/)
  • 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.

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Spring Tool Suite 3.9.2 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 3.9.2 release of the Spring Tool Suite, our Eclipse-based tooling.

Highlights from this release include:

  • updated to Eclipse Oxygen.2 release (https://www.eclipse.org/oxygen/noteworthy/)
  • includes updated support for JDK9 and JUnit 5
  • allows to install Spring Tools 4 Public Beta features as early-access add-ons

To download the distributions, please go visit:

Detailed new and noteworthy notes can be found here: STS 3.9.2 New & Noteworthy.

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Spring Tools 4 - public beta released

spring tools 4

Beginning today, we enter a new chapter in the tooling landscape for Spring and the development of enterprise applications built on top of the de-facto standard, Spring Boot. By unveiling the public beta of the next generation of our Spring tooling, we allow developers around the globe to get a preview of what is coming next to improve their developer experience around Spring and Spring Boot.

Spring Aware

smart code completion

The all-new Spring Tools 4 analyze your projects on the fly, understand the Spring constructs inside, and provide easy and super quick navigation to all your Spring elements. Finding a specific request mapping, an exact bean definition, or a newly created function was never as easy as with the new Spring Tools 4.

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Spring Tool Suite 3.9.1 released

I am happy to announce the 3.9.1 release of the Spring Tool Suite, our Eclipse-based tooling.

Highlights from this release include:

  • updated to Eclipse Oxygen.1a release (https://www.eclipse.org/oxygen/noteworthy/)
  • includes support for JDK9 and JUnit 5 (https://www.eclipse.org/eclipse/news/4.7.1a/)
  • updated Spring Cloud CLI integration (switch to on-demand install)
  • experimental boot dashboard extension to inspect beans of running boot apps
  • refactoring support to convert application.properties to application.yml
  • a number of important bug fixes (organize imports shortcut is back, for example)
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How to get STS/Eclipse running on macOS High Sierra (10.13)

The new version of macOS called High Sierra (10.13) will soon go GA and we expect many of our STS/Eclipse users and Spring developers will upgrade their machines sooner than later. In case you have your system running with an English locale, you are fine and everything will be good.

If you are running your system with a different language configured, you will see all menu items of Eclipse or STS being disabled after the upgrade to macOS High Sierra.

The good news is: you can quickly get this fixed without waiting for an update of Eclipse or STS. Go into the Eclipse.app or STS.app package, move into the “Contents” folder, and edit the Info.plist file (with a text editor of your choice). Scroll down to the list of locales and remove everything from that list except for the “en” entry. Save the file, exit your text editor, and you are good again.

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