Spring Data Neumann SR5, Moore SR11, and Lovelace SR21 available now

On behalf of the team, I’m pleased to announce a Spring Data release triple feature: Neumann SR5, Moore SR11, and Lovelace SR21. These service releases are built on top of Spring Framework releases 5.2.10 (Neumann and Moore) and 5.1.19 (Lovelace) and ship with mostly dependency upgrades and fixes, along with a few selected improvements.

Spring Data Neumann SR5 contains 67 improvements and fixes. Spring Data Moore SR11 ships with 43 fixes and improvements. Finally, Spring Data Lovelace SR21 includes 17 selected fixes.

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Spring Batch 4.3 is now GA!

Dear Spring Batch community,

On behalf of the team and all contributors, it is my pleasure to announce that Spring Batch 4.3 is now generally available from Maven Central!

This release comes with a number of new features, enhancements, and dependency updates. You can find the complete list of changes in the release notes, but here are the major highlights:

  • Java records support
  • GraalVM support
  • New synchronized ItemStreamWriter
  • New JpaCursorItemReader Implementation
  • Performance improvements in MongoItemWriter and RepositoryItemWriter
  • And more!
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This Week in Spring - October 27th, 2020

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! It’s already nearly November in this crazy rollercoaster ride that is 2020. Crazy.

We’ve got a ton of stuff to get to so let’s waste not a second more.

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Spring Framework 5.3 goes GA

Dear Spring community,

On behalf of the Spring Framework team and our contributors, it is my pleasure to announce that Spring Framework 5.3 is generally available from as well as Maven Central!

Spring Framework 5.3 requires JDK 8 or higher and specifically embraces JDK 15 as the latest OpenJDK release, e.g. with binding support for record classes. As the last feature branch of the 5.x generation, the 5.3.x line is set up for an extended support phase, including JDK 17 LTS next year.

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Spring Tools 4.8.1 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.8.1 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

quick reminder

  • the Eclipse-based distribution of the Spring Tools 4 requires a JDK11 (or newer) to run on
  • the Eclipse-based distribution ships with an embedded JDK15 runtime, no need to install or configure a specific JDK to run the IDE on anymore

additional changes and fixes

  • (Spring Boot) new: Added support for Spring Boot multi-document properties files (#533)
  • (Spring Boot) fixed: Support escaping of map keys with ‘[]’ in Spring Boot property yaml files
  • (Spring Boot) fixed: Tolerate ‘.[’ for map navigation in .properties file
  • (Eclipse) improvement: support container image creation and container deployment of Spring Boot apps without maven wrapper
  • (Eclipse) improvement: better process label for live hovers from boot apps running in docker
  • (Eclipse) improvement: allow docker-deployed boot apps to find each other (via simple network setup inside of docker)
  • (Eclipse) improvement: automatically disable code hotswap when running a Spring Boot app with devtools in debug mode (to avoid conflicts between devtools and hot swap both try to update code in the running process)
  • (Eclipse) update: updated embedded JRE to JDK15, including the now
  • (Eclipse) update: re-organized Spring-related preference pages
  • (Eclipse) update: removed -Xverify:none and -noverify from the default fast startup settings for boot app launch configs
  • (Eclipse) update: default PWS endpoint URL removed from the dialog to create Cloud Foundry targets in the boot dashboard (since PWS is going away)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: errors appear in log when pausing docker containers
  • (Eclipse) fixed: do not show breakpoint warning when starting up a Spring Boot app
  • (Eclipse) fixed: added missing high-res and dark-mode-compatible icons for docker support in Spring Boot dashboard
  • (Eclipse) fixed: sometimes live hovers do not show up automatically after launching a boot app in docker
  • (Eclipse) fixed: improved stability when deploying multiple apps simultaneously to docker via the boot dashboard
  • (Eclipse) fixed: problem showing live request mappings for eureka-based apps
  • (Eclipse) fixed: dropdown in Spring Symbols view shows up with transparent background on Linux
  • (Concourse) fixed: support pipeline directory as well see (#525)
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Spring Framework 5.2.10 and 5.1.19 available now

On behalf of the team and everyone who has contributed, I am pleased to announce that Spring Framework 5.2.10 and 5.1.19 are available now.

Spring Framework 5.2.10 includes 27 fixes and improvements. Spring Framework 5.1.19 includes 16 selected fixes and improvements.

Stay tuned for Spring Framework 5.3 GA and follow-up Spring Boot releases 2.1.18, 2.2.11, 2.3.5, and 2.4.0-RC1!

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Case Study: Aggregator Function and Processor

This article is part of a blog series that explores the newly redesigned Spring Cloud Stream applications based on Java Functions. In this episode, we are investigating the Aggregator function and its relationship with the Splitter function. We will see how we can customize the default behavior. We will also take a look at the importance of configuring a shared message store for the aggregator.

Here are all the previous parts of this blog series.

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This Week in Spring - October 20, 2020

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! How’re things? It’s been unseasonably warm here in San Francisco so I am writing this from my balcony with a warm cup of coffee and hope in my heart. It is still very hard to believe we’re near Halloween, though! Crazy how time flies. There’s lots of good stuff to look at this week so let’s get to it! Hopefully you can enjoy this week’s news from some warm, safe and healthy spot in your life, too.

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Spring Boot 2.4.0-M4 available now

On behalf of the team and everyone that contributed, I am pleased to announce that the fourth milestone of Spring Boot 2.4 has been released and is available from our milestone repository.

This release closes 145 issues and pull requests. Thanks to all those who have contributed with issue reports and pull requests.

Highlights of this milestone include:

  • Failure Analyzer improvements
  • Ability to publish Docker images generated by the Maven and Gradle plugins
  • Redis cache metrics exposed via Micrometer
  • Numerous dependency upgrades
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