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This Week in Spring, December 12th, 2017

Hi Spring fans and welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! I’m still reeling from the incredible, larger-and-better-than-ever SpringOne Platform 2017 event last week! Ouch! My brain…

This week I’m speaking to customers and am presenting at two User Groups (in Atlanta, GA and St. Louis, MO) on testing and all things Spring with my new teammate Mario Gray (@mariogray)! Join us.

This Sunday, it’s off to London for a few days customer visits. If you’re around, don’t hesitate to say hello (@starbuxman).

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This Week in Spring - December 5th, 2017

Hi Spring fans and welcome to This Week in Spring from the premier JVM-language event SpringOne Platform 2017! There is a massive amount of stuff to cover, especially in light of SpringOne Platform, so let’s get to it!

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Spring Tips: Spring Tool Suite 4

Speaker: Josh Long

Hi Spring fans! In this Spring Tips, we’ll look at Spring Tool Suite 4, new runtime feedback and the IDE-agnostic language servers that underpin all of it. I’m releasing this Spring Tips installment early, just in time SpringOne Platform 2017 and the big announcements of the day.

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Spring Session (Core/MongoDB/Geode) 2.0.0.RC2 released!

Greetings Spring community,

In preparation for the soon-to-be GA release, Spring Session, Spring Session MongoDB, and Spring Session for Apache Geode and Pivotal GemFire have all aligned to versions 2.0.0.RC2 for this release.

In case you missed it, this is what’s included with each of the modules:

  • Core - includes support for Redis, JDBC, and Hazelcast

  • MongoDB - both traditional blocking as well as reactive support for MongoDB

  • Apache Geode - support for Apache Geode as well as Pivotal GemFire (including the PCC service with the SSC extension on PCF)

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Spring Cloud Data Flow for Cloud Foundry 1.3.0.M3 released

We are pleased to announce the 1.3.0.M3 release of the Spring Cloud Data Flow for Cloud Foundry.

The Getting Started Guide is the best place to start kicking the tires.

Release Highlights

Stream updates, a JavaDSL, and the complete port of the UI to the Angular 4.0 stack are some of the main highlights. More information on release highlights can be found in the release blog for the core Data Flow project.

Of note for the Cloud Foundry server is an upgrade to v2.23.0 of the cf-java client library and setting the default health check to be http instead of port. You can now also specify the health check endpoint URL and timeout values as deployment properties.

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Binding applications to HashiCorp's Vault with Spring in Cloud Foundry

In this article, we will dive in how to bind a Spring application to HashiCorp’s Vault service broker on Cloud Foundry.

Spring Boot provides a lot of autoconfiguration and external binding features, some of which are relevant to Cloud Foundry, and many of which are not. Spring Cloud Connectors is a library that you can use in your application if you want to create your own components programmatically, but it doesn’t do anything “magical” by itself.

Spring Cloud Connectors lays the foundation for connectors that integrate with various Cloud services. It has ships components that allow correct middleware configuration. Using CloudFoundry’s java buildpack comes with an “auto-reconfiguration” feature that tries to ease the burden of moving simple applications to the cloud.

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This Week in Spring - November 28th, 2017

Hi Spring fans and welcome to another installation of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in San Francisco and then off to Austin, TX for the epic G3 Summit. If you’re around don’t hesitate to say hi. Then, it’s straight back to San Francisco for next week’s premier agile, ops, apps and cloud-centric event worldwide, SpringOne Platform 2017. Do not miss this!

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End of first-class JDK 6 support

It is about time: The official end of of commercial JDK 6 support is coming up soon, with Oracle declaring December 2018 and IBM declaring April 2018 as the end of their extended support.

From a Spring perspective, we take the opportunity to deemphasize JDK 6 support on our end. We’ll keep tolerating a JDK 6 runtime in the entire Spring Framework 4.3.x line for all further maintenance releases. However, we won’t make compromises for JDK 6 anymore, asking you to upgrade to JDK 7+ for fixes that we’d have to work around specifically for JDK 6 on our end.

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