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This Week in Spring - October 24th, 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! Can you believe we’re already staring down the end of October 2017? This year has flown by! What a rush! This week I’m home in sunny San Francisco talking to customers and giving talks.

I’ll be speaking “at” the vJUG 24 online conference. The conference lasts 24 hours! There’s a talk every hour, from as many timezones as possible! I hope you’ll join me (and thousands of others) as we look at Reactive Spring at 04:00 GMT on Wednesday.

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This Week in Spring - October 17th, 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’ve been in Dallas and Austin, Texas, first for customer meetings and then to attend and speak at the epic Reactive Summit. If you’re around, don’t hesitate to say hi on Twitter! We’ve got a lot to cover so let’s get to it!

Also, I’ll be doing a webinar with our friends at OCI on November 9th, 2017, on Grails for the Spring Developer, with my friend and Grails co-founder Jeff Scott Brown. I hope you’ll join us!

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Spring Web Services 2.4.1.RELEASE / 3.0.0.RC1 released

Greetings Spring community,

Spring Web Services now official has two branches: master (3.0+) and 2.x (maintenance of the old 2.x series). The 2.x series will be maintained as long as Spring Framework 4.x is supported, yet any new work will be conducted on the master branch.

2.4.1.RELEASE is a minor patch release while 3.0.1.RC1 is a major upgrade. The links below include related tickets.

  • 3.0.0.RC1:

    • Rebases Spring Web Services to run on Spring Framework 5.0 and Java 8

    • Drops support for the older Apache WSS4J 1.x line covered by the org.springframework.ws.soap.security.wss4j package. Instead, we only support WSS4J 2.x (in the org.springframework.ws.soap.security.wss4j2 package).

    • Upgrades our XMPP library Smack support to 4.2.

    • This version is planned to be picked up by Spring Boot 2.0 as well as Spring IO Platform Cairo.

  • 2.4.1.RELEASE:

    • Maintains our existing baseline of dependencies, making movements on latest supported versions of Spring Framework and Spring Security

    • We’ll maintain the 2.x version as long as Spring Framework 4.x is supported.

    • Based on several of the gaps between Spring Framework 4.x and 5.x, there will be no more compatibility checks of our 2.x branch against Spring Framework 5.x If you need Spring Framework 5, you really need to upgrade to our 3.x branch.

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Spring Tool Suite 3.9.1 released

I am happy to announce the 3.9.1 release of the Spring Tool Suite, our Eclipse-based tooling.

Highlights from this release include:

  • updated to Eclipse Oxygen.1a release (https://www.eclipse.org/oxygen/noteworthy/)
  • includes support for JDK9 and JUnit 5 (https://www.eclipse.org/eclipse/news/4.7.1a/)
  • updated Spring Cloud CLI integration (switch to on-demand install)
  • experimental boot dashboard extension to inspect beans of running boot apps
  • refactoring support to convert application.properties to application.yml
  • a number of important bug fixes (organize imports shortcut is back, for example)
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Spring Tips: Bootiful, Reactive Scala

Speaker: Josh Long

Hi Spring fans! In this tip, we’ll look at the bootiful possibilities of integrating Spring Boot and Spring WebFlux, the reactive web runtime and framework in Spring Framework 5, with Scala and the Scala ecosystem and integrating the Spring WebFlux reacive runtime with other Reactive Streams implementations like Akka Streams.

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Spring co-founder and Spring Framework lead Juergen Hoeller wins JAX Special Jury Award

The JAX Innovation awards just took place. The Spring team has been a recipient of the award in a few cases over the years (and a nominee in even more cases), but this year was exceptional.

This year, the jury awarded Spring co-founder and lead engineer Juergen Hoeller (or Jürgen Höller, in his native (Austrian) German language) the Special Jury Award.

We don’t normally talk about individuals on this blog, but few can be said to have done so much towards making Spring - and all that has come as a result of it - so successful as Juergen Hoeller has, and does.

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This Week in Spring - October 10th, 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! By happy coincidence, today is also Ada Lovelace day. According to the Finding Ada site: Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is an international celebration day of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in STEM. Happy Ada Lovelace day!

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Spring Cloud Stream 1.3 goes GA

We are pleased to announce the general availability release of the Spring Cloud Stream Ditmars release train.

Spring Cloud Stream Ditmars.RELEASE is available for use in the Spring Release repository. The release notes include relevant information about version compatibility with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, Spring AMQP, and Spring for Apache Kafka.

The following sections list new features included in this release.

Apache Kafka

Kafka Streams for Apache Kafka

Spring Cloud Stream automates discovery and auto-configuration, and it provides a simple approach to facilitating the interactivity between application business-logic and Apache Kafka. With most of the standard message broker-specific settings exposed as Spring Boot properties, it is easy to use and override to adapt to business needs.

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