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This Week in Spring - September 16th, 2014

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! We’re all back from last week’s epic SpringOne2GX 2014, but not resting on our laurels! As soon as I returned from SpringOne2GX, I set about preparing for this morning’s webinar, Bootiful Microservices with Spring Boot. That seems to have really resonated well and this is, principally, because Spring Boot and Spring Cloud are awesome! I can’t until all the amazing videos on the topic from SpringOne2GX and this webinar itself are available to share with you. To me it feels like a way for

  1. Spring for Android lead and mobile ninja Roy Clarkson announced Spring for Android 2.0.0.M1 has been released. The new release supports OkHttp (via the OkHttpRequestFactory), updates the included RestTemplate implementation to be on parity with the RestTemplate included with the Spring framework (including support for marshalling responses with a ParameterizedTypeReference). It raises the baseline to Android 2.2 (effectively), and includes numerous bug fixes and other improvements. This is the first new release in a long time - I’d recommend getting and trying these bits ASAP!
  2. I don’t mean to tease, but you should at least read the good Dr. Syer and Spencer Gibb’s slides to their Spring Cloud talk at SpringOne2GX. Great stuff.
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