Spring Cloud Skipper 1.0 M1 Released

On behalf of the team, I am pleased to announce the release of Spring Cloud Skipper 1.0 M1.

Skipper is a lightweight tool that allows you to discover Spring Boot applications and manage their lifecycle on multiple Cloud Platforms. You can use Skipper standalone or integrate it with Continuous Integration pipelines to help implement the practice of Continuous Deployment.

The main features in Skipper 1.0 M1 are:

  • Define multiple platform accounts where Spring Boot applications can be deployed. Supported platforms are Local, Cloud Foundry, and Kubernetes.
  • Substitute variables in Mustache templated files that describe how to deploy applications to a platform.
  • Search Package Repositories for existing applications.
  • Upgrade/Rollback a package based on a simple blue/green workflow.
  • Store the history of resolved template files (aka ‘application manifests’) which represent the final description of what has been deployed to a platform for a specific release.
  • Use via a standalone interactive shell or web API.
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Spring Web Services 3.0.0.RELEASE / 2.4.2.RELEASE is out!

Greetings Spring community,

Spring Web Services has released 3.0.0 for general availability as well as released a minor patch, 2.4.2.RELEASE.

As stated in the previous blog post, the 2.x series will be maintained as long as Spring Framework 4.x is supported, yet any new work will be conducted on the master branch.

The links below include related tickets.

  • 3.0.0.RELEASE:

    • Better handling of large attachments to avoid OutOfMemory exceptions.

    • Wss4jSecurityInterceptor enhancements including SAML callbacks

    • SpringSecurityPasswordValidationCallbackHandler improvement to avoid NPE from lack of a logged-in user

    • Fixes to SOAP 1.1/SOAP 1.2 message header handling

    • Fix content-type for Axiom SOAP 1.2

    • Upgrade to latest versions of AspectJ

    • Support for up-and-coming Axiom 1.3 (community contributor who wants to ensure Spring WS and Axiom 1.3 work together).

  • 2.4.2.RELEASE:

    • Backporting of the same SpringSecurityPasswordValidationCallbackHandler fix

    • Accidentally moved wss4j 2.x version too far forward to ensure stable compatibility. If you wish to use the very latest wss4j, you must move to the 3.0 version.

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Spring REST Docs 2.0.0.RC1

On behalf of everyone who contributed, it’s my pleasure to announce that Spring REST Docs 2.0.0.RC1 has been released and is available from https://repo.spring.io/milestone/.

What’s new?

Spring REST Docs 2.0 is the latest generation of the project and requires Spring Framework 5.0 and Java 8.

The main highlight of the 2.0 release is support for using Spring WebFlux’s WebTestClient to document an API. WebTestClient can be used for lightweight testing and documentation of APIs implemented using WebFlux Fn and WebFlux’s annotation-based programming model. It can also be used to document any API that’s accessible via HTTP, something that was previously only possible when using REST Docs’ REST Assured support.

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