Spring Tips: Season 2 Recap

Engineering | Josh Long | April 12, 2017 | ...

Hi Spring fans! We've now finished two seasons - 11 episodes and a recap post each - of Spring Tips. I'm going to take a little while to dream up some more content and, before you know it, we'll be back at it again! I'm always interested in hearing proposed topics so if you have some, please, by all means, shout it out loud to me on Twitter (@starbuxman) or by email ([email protected]).

The motivations for me in doing these Spring Tips are:

  • revisit traditional topics in light of Spring Boot and
  • highlight parts of the amazing Spring ecosystem that, for one reason or another, don't get enough attention.

There are a lot of reasons why a given topic may not get the attention it so deserves. Perhaps a project or topic is very new and not particularly stable, so it's off less relevance to all but those who'd ride the SNAPSHOT releases. Perhaps a project is an older technology but has some interesting new polishes (or is particularly bootiful in the light of Spring Boot) that make it worth revisiting. Perhaps the topic is a third party project or technology that we love but don't prioritize on marketing. Perhaps the problem solved is very specific, or niche. Whatever the reason, we on the Spring team still love them and I started Spring Tips to share them.

There are countless many who have joined our community thanks to Spring Boot, and many will not have used the different parts of the Spring ecosystem absent Spring Boot. First of all, welcome to the community! We couldn't be happier for all your contributions, great ideas, and inspiration. This deluge of new users is why I wish to address different topics in the context of Spring Boot. Spring Boot is what makes it possible for me to spend 20-40 minutes on a particular topic and cover a fair amount of ground, while coding. In all of these videos I try to spend as little time as possible configuring parts of the integration. If you watch the Spring Tips, you'll know I never resort to slides. The code, I sincerely hope, should be expressive and succinct enough that extra exposition isn't required.

You should know that all the videos are available on the Spring Tips playlist on the Spring.io YouTube channel. The spring.io/video YouTube channel, generally, is a wonderful resource with countless talks and videos from previous years' SpringOne2GX, SpringOne Platform and Cloud Foundry Summit conferences, our year-long webinar program and even various ecosystem meetups from around the world. The Spring Tips playlist, specifically, is convenient if you want to catch up on all the Spring Tips installments that you've missed.

Let's look at what we covered in the last season:

As always, thanks for watching and I'll see you next time.

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