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Spring Cloud 1.0.0.M1 Available Now

Spring Cloud (the new umbrella project announced in September) has reached a milestone, its first, and fresh jars are available in the repo.spring.io repository. Spring Cloud is going to follow a “release train” model for releases, a bit like Spring Data, but we haven’t got a cool name for this one yet, so it’s just 1.0.0.M1. The modules that are part of this release are

  • Spring Cloud Config: Centralized external configuration management backed by a git repository. The configuration resources map directly to Spring Environment but could be used by non-Spring applications if desired.

  • Spring Cloud Netflix: Integration with various Netflix OSS components (Eureka, Hystrix, Zuul, Archaius, etc.).

  • Spring Cloud Bus: An event bus for linking services and service instances together with distributed messaging. Useful for propagating state changes across a cluster (e.g. config change events).

  • Spring Cloud Security: A set of primitives for building secure applications and services with minimum fuss.

  • Spring Cloud CLI: Spring Boot CLI plugin for creating Spring Cloud component applications quickly in Groovy.

  • Spring Cloud Starters: Spring Boot-style starter projects to ease dependency management for consumers of Spring Cloud.

All of the above have the 1.0.0.M1 release tag, so a good starting point to try it out would be to install the CLI and run Config Server with this code:

@EnableConfigServer
class ConfigServer {
}

then hit http://localhost:8080/foo/default to see some property sources.

The code is hosted on github, and community contributions are extremely welcome, so get on over there are check it out. There are some neat samples in a separate organization: spring-cloud-samples, including a “scripts” project that has git submodules and scripts to get a complete demo system up and running as quickly as possible.

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