Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! It’s a beautiful Tuesday for any number of reasons. I presented in the DevDotNext digital edition show just a few hours ago - that was a lot of fun and I highly recommend you consider attending the next editions (online or - assuming we get past this pandemic - online).
Today is also the 16th birthday of Spring Framework 1.0 - released this day in 2004! What a journey! And of course, the person who announced that that version, the amazing Thomas Risberg (@trisberg), is one of many people who were there then and are still here on the Spring team now. Spring’s come a long way since then! Check out the blog itself. If you want to see the original blog in all of its early-2000s glory, it’s here on the Internet Wayback machine.
I mentioned the birthday on Twitter and got some nice replies about people’s use of the Framework in the replies. I love this sort of stuff. :-)
Anyway, let’s get to this week’s roundup. There is a ton of stuff to get to! I’ve been doing this roundup every week since January 2011, and there’s always something interesting to review. As there had been for the six years before that since the 1.0 release. What a wonderful problem to have :)
- Spring Framework 5.2.5 available now
- Spring Boot for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire 1.3.0.M3 Released
- Getting Started With RSocket: Spring Boot Request-Stream
- Spring Cloud Data Flow 2.5.0.M1 Released
- Spring Tools 4.6.0 released
- How cool is this? There’s a new Secrets Manager integration in Spring Cloud Google Cloud Platform - check it out!
- Take a look at the new NetBeans features
- Check out Confluent’s ksqlDB
- Learn how to do fully remote and distributed software with this expertise from Pivotal Labs
- I love this post on the lessons Confluent itself learned when building Confluent Cloud - worth a read!
- I love this - two of my favorite data-centric engineers - Thorben Janssen talks to Spring Data lead Mark Paluch
- You should try out KubeCF - a Cloud Foundry distribution for Kubernetes
- Last week’s ‘Spring Live’ was an amazing show and we are so grateful for everyone who turned up! As promised, we donated $20,000 to charity as a result
- A great blog by Matt Raible over on the Okta Developer about Security Patterns for Microservice Architectures
- Community legend Eddú Meléndez has a great list of projects that are ideal for novice contributions
- I like this post: What is Spring Boot Autoconfigurations?
- Tanzu’s very own Toshiaki Maki has a great post on using Azure Files with Cloud Foundry
- I love Redmonk’s James Governors perspective on VMWare Tanzu
- I love the new features in the Microsoft Visual Studio Code for Java editor plugin