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Spring Tips: the road to Spring Framework 6: the new Ahead-of-Time Compilation Engine and GraalVM

Hi, Spring fans! Spring Boot 3 is here (or will be tomorrow, on the 24th of November, 2022, to be more precise!), bringing a fantastic new Ahead-of-Time (AOT) compilation engine that supports GraalVM native images. Join me, and we’ll dive deep into the engine and its interactions with the Spring component model.

This video is a detailed masterclass on the new AOT engine. It starts by examining the everyday usecases of an application developer and delves deeper and deeper into the engine, treating concerns that library and framework developers will care about.

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This Week in Spring - November 22nd, 2022 - Spring Boot 3 and Thanksgiving edition!

Hi, Spring fans! It’s Tuesday, the 22nd of November, 2022, as I write this, which means we’re two days away from Spring Boot 3 and Thanksgiving. Spring Boot 3, I’ve written about in abundance so I won’t rehash that. If you want to learn more about some of the amazing new features in Spring Framework 6 and Spring Boot 3, perhaps check out my Spring Tips installment introducing them in this episode:

And, of course, a major new feature in Spring Boot 3 is the new ahead-of-time (AOT) engine, about which I speak at great length in tomorrow’s new installment of Spring Tips:

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This Week in Spring - November 15th, 2022

Hi, Spring fans! How’re you doin’ this fine Tuesday morning? I’ve returned home to San Francisco and am up and at ’em nice and early to catch a flight to Seattle, where I’ll speak at the Java User Group tonight. If you’re in Seattle, don’t miss it!

We’ve got a ton of cool stuff to get into this week, but let’s not bury the lede here: Spring Framework 6 comes out tomorrow, Wednesday, the 16th of November, 2022! And you know where to go to get the bits: the Spring Initialzr, start.spring.io!

Let’s dive into this week’s roundup!

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Updates on Spring Cloud Stream 4.0.0 Schema Registry Support

This blog gives an update on the Schema Registry support that is part of Spring Cloud Stream version 4.0.x.

Many enterprises use a schema registry for schema evolution use cases, such as the Confluent Schema Registry. Starting with version 1.1.x of Spring Cloud Stream until 3.0.0, we provided a schema registry server and AVRO-based schema registry client converters that can reconcile the schema from the schema registry server. Spring Cloud Stream version 3.0.0 moved the Schema Registry components into a top-level spring-cloud project, and Spring Cloud Stream included those in its BOM for the end user applications to consume them. However, this didn’t scale well, and with the 3.2 version, we decided to stop having them as part of the Spring Cloud Stream BOM.

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This Week in Spring - November 8th, 2022

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! I’ve been busy this last week! I’ve been visiting with customers and talking to the community here in South East Asia. I was in Malaysia last week, and now I’m in Bangkok, Thailand. I’m near the end of my time here in SE Asia, which makes me sad. I’m dearly going to miss the food and the weather, but time waits for no person, and it’s almost time to go home.

And with time comes a jam-packed roster of new things we can read and learn from. So, without further ado, let’s dive right into it!

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CVE Report Published for Spring Tools

We have released STS 4.16.1 for Eclipse and Spring VSCode extensions 1.40.0 to address the following CVE report:
- CVE-2022-31691: Remote Code Execution via YAML editors in STS4 extensions for Eclipse and VSCode

Please review the information in the CVE report and upgrade immediately.

Eclipse: STS upgrade to 4.16.1
VSCode: Spring Boot Tools upgrade to 1.40.0
VSCode: Concourse CI Pipeline Editor upgrade to 1.40.0
VSCode: Bosh Editor upgrade to 1.40.0
VSCode: Cloudfoundry Manifest YML Support upgrade to 1.40.0

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This Week in Spring - November 1st, 2022

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! How’re you doin’? I hope you’re doing well and had a great Halloween if you celebrate. I’m doing great. I’m in sunny Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, eating delicious food and hanging out with amazing people. Tomorrow, I’m off to Penang, Malaysia, for a little tourism before I get back to a more code-driven kinda fun: I’ll be doing a developer event looking at the latest-and-greatest from Spring Boot 3 here in Kuala Lumpur on the 11th of November - ten short days from now! - so please join me!

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