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This Week in Spring - February 14th, 2017

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! It’s Valentines Day for some, and so happy Valentines day to you! This week I’m in Memphis, Tennessee for business and then it’s off to Saint Louis where I’ll be presenting on Reactive Spring with my buddy Mark Heckler (join us!), then it’s off to Atlanta, Georgia, ahead of next week’s big DevNexus show. Check out what Pivotal is up to at the event!

As usual, we’ve got a lot to cover so let’s get going!

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This Week in Spring - February 7th, 2017

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! We’ve got a lot to cover this week so let’s get to it.

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This Week in Spring - January 31st, 2017

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! It’s been a very busy week and we’ve got a lot to cover so let’s get to it!

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What's New in Spring Data Release Ingalls?

As you probably have seen, we have just announced the GA release of Spring Data release train Ingalls. As the release is packed with way too many features to cover them in a release announcement, I would like to use this post to take a deeper look at the changes and features that come with the 15 modules on the train.

Housekeeping

A very fundamental change in the release train’s dependencies is the upgrade to Spring Framework 4.3 (currently 4.3.6) as the baseline. Other dependency upgrades are mostly driven by major version bumps of the underlying store drivers and implementations that need to be reflected in potential breaking changes to the API exposed by those modules.

Ingalls also ships with a new Spring Data Module: Spring Data LDAP. The Spring LDAP project has shipped Spring Data repository support for quite a while. After a couple of glitches and incompatibilities we decided to move LDAP repository support into a separate Spring Data module so that it is more closely aligned to the release train.

Another big change to the module setup is that Spring Data for Apache Cassandra has now become a core module, which means it now has been and is going to be maintained by the Spring Data team at Pivotal. A great chance to thank the previous core maintainers David Webb and Matthew T. Adams for all their efforts.

Besides those very fundamental changes, the team has been working on a whole bunch of new features:

  • Use of method handles for property access in conversion subsystem.

  • Support for XML and JSON based projections for REST payloads (Commons)

  • Cross-origin resource sharing with Spring Data REST

  • More MongoDB Aggregation Framework operators for array, arithmetic, date and set operations.

  • Support for Redis Geo commands.

  • Upgrade to Cassandra 3.0 with support for query derivation in repository query methods, User-defined types, Java 8 types (Optional, Stream), JSR-310 and ThreeTen Backport.

  • Support for Javaslang’s Option, collection and map types for repository query methods.

These are the ones that I would like to discuss in the remainder of this post.

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This Week in Spring - January 24th, 2017

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! As usual, we’ve got a lot to cover so let’s get to it: we’ve got an fresh batch of both new Spring Cloud software from the team and microservice themed S1P 2016 replays from Pieter Humphrey this week, so fasten your seat belt!

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This Week in Spring - January 17th, 2017

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! We’ve got a lot to get into this week - even more so than usual! So, let’s get into it!


This week there are a lot of great SpringOne Platform 2016 replays available online thanks to our very own Pieter Humphrey!

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This Week in Spring - January 10th, 2017

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in San Francisco and New York City talking to developers and toiling on the final edits to the O’Reilly book Cloud Native Java (almost there!). Also, marketing ninja Pieter Humphrey is ramping up the S1P 2016 replays, so fasten your seat belt and check the S1P 2016 YouTube playlist for the most current releases. We’ve got a lot to cover this week so let’s get to it!

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