Highlights of the new release include:
- ASCII Art banners generated from image files (gif,jpg or png).
- Couchbase support.
- Neo4J support
- Narayana transaction manager support.
- Upgrades to Spring Framework 4.3, Hibernate 5.1, Jackson 2.7, Solr 5.5, Spring Data Hopper, Spring Session 1.2 & Hazelcast 3.6.
- A massive overhaul of testing support including a new unified
@SpyBeansupport, JSON AssertJ support and auto-configuration for tests.
For a complete list of changes, and upgrade instructions, see the Spring Boot 1.4 Release Notes on the WIKI and the updated reference documentation. Watch out for a series of upcoming blog posts about some of the new features in 1.4.
As always, early feedback and bug reports are extremely valuable to us and very welcome.