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Hi, Spring fans! Happy new year! And welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! Today is a significant installment because it marks a decade of This Week in Spring!
I started this roundup after a fun discussion with the legendarily nice guy and SpringSource co-founder Keith Donald in late 2010 over the holiday. Lo, the first week of January 2011, the first edition of this roundup went out the door on the old SpringSource.org blog.
It's been so much fun putting together this roundup, without fail, every Tuesday for the last decade. You wouldn't believe the lengths to which I went to get this out on Tuesday, well, my Tuesday, no matter where I was. I'd be on planes all the time and the original blog software on SpringSource.org didn't support scheduling posts, so I'd either publish it a little early or - if I was going to be on a plane for the entirety of the useful day - I'd have my then manager Adam Fitzgerald post it for me. He reviewed the content for the first few years of the blog, too. What a legend that guy is. I learned a ton (about everything really, but also writing in particular) working with him. Nowadays, most flights longer than an hour or two have wi-fi onboard; but not so back then. Nowadays the software we use to blog - custom, open-source software that we built with Spring back in 2013 that underpins the spring.io) experience - supports scheduled posts, as well, so it's much easier to get this post out on time.
This Week in Spring has two other variants: This Month in Spring is an email digest that goes out once a month; go to the blog page and find the Get the Spring Newsletter sign up form to get that digest. This Year in Spring goes out as the last post of any given year, right here on the blog.
I love this roundup because it's a constant, and much appreciated, reminder of just how vibrant this community is. Thank you, as usual, Spring fans, and here's to another decade (at least) of This Week in Spring!
Now, we've got a ton to get to this week so let's get into it.