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This Week in Spring - May 2nd, 2017

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in Perth, Australia, for the amazing YOW! West conference, talking to developers about building cloud native Java applications. If you’re around, say hi. As usual, we’ve got a lot to cover so let’s get to it!

I’m super excited about our first Spring Days event, on May 30-31, in Chicago. I’ll be there along with other Spring gurus like Eddu Melendez, Anupama Pradhan, and Michael Minella. I hope you’ll join us!

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This Week in Spring - April 25th, 2017

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in beautiful Bangalore, India, at the 10th edition of the great, Great Indian Developer Summit! Then, I’m off to Perth, Australia, for YOW! West. If you’re around, say hi!. We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s get to it!

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This Week in Spring - April 18th, 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in Atlanta, GA, at DevOps Days Atlanta, and Boston for the Agile Tech Alliance conference. If you’re around for either I’d love to see you - say hi!

Don’t miss me, Spring Team members, and community speakers at the upcoming Spring Days Chicago, New York and Atlanta events!

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

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Spring Tips: Season 2 Recap

Hi Spring fans! We’ve now finished two seasons - 11 episodes and a recap post each - of Spring Tips. I’m going to take a little while to dream up some more content and, before you know it, we’ll be back at it again! I’m always interested in hearing proposed topics so if you have some, please, by all means, shout it out loud to me on Twitter (@starbuxman) or by email ([email protected]).

The motivations for me in doing these Spring Tips are:

  • revisit traditional topics in light of Spring Boot and
  • highlight parts of the amazing Spring ecosystem that, for one reason or another, don’t get enough attention.
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This Week in Spring - April 11th, 2017

Welcome to another installation of This Week in Spring!

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Spring Boot's new Gradle plugin

One of the main themes of Spring Boot 2.0 M1 is a range of significant improvements to its Gradle plugin. Many of those improvements have just been merged and are available in the latest Spring Boot snapshots. There’s a few weeks until Spring Boot 2.0.0.M1 will be released at the beginning of May and we’d love to hear your early feedback on the new plugin before then.

You can read more about the plugin’s capabilities in its reference and API documentation.

Trying the new plugin

The new plugin requires Gradle 3.4 or later. Like the rest of Spring Boot, snapshots are published to https://repo.spring.io/libs-snapshot. The easiest way to use a snapshot is to create a new Gradle project on start.spring.io and select Spring Boot 2.0 snapshots.

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This Week in Spring - April 4th, 2017

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in London, UK; Paris, France (for the epic Devoxx France event where I’ll be speaking with my buddy Matt Raible) and Stuttgart, Germany, where I’ll be speaking at conferences and to customers! If you’re around, don’t hesitate to say “hi”!

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This Week in Spring - March 28th, 2017

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in Omaha, Nebraska, speaking to customers and tonight I’ll be presenting at an event co-sponsored by the Omaha, JUG and the local Omaha, Spring Users Group, talking about reactive Spring. Don’t be shy, come out and say hi!
* Sébastien Deleuze just introduced the 1.0.0.M1 relese of extensions supporting using Project Reactor in the Kotlin language
* Spring REST Docs lead Andy Wilkinson just announced Spring REST Docs 1.2.0.RC1. Try it out now! For a good example of Spring REST Docs, scroll down and you’ll see a very nice one from a community member.
* Spring Cloud Data Flow contributor and all-around great human Thomas Risberg
just announced Spring Cloud Data Flow 1.2.M3
* last week, continuing the Spring Tips series, I looked at the various options for deploying Spring Boot applications to Servlet containers
* Going beyond the Spring Boot intelligent defaults? Need to debug to that next level? Join Nicolas Fränkel, Hybris as he takes us under the hood of Spring Boot on Thursday April 13th.
* it’s still not too late to register for wednesday’s webinar with Michael Plod (InnoQ) on Strategic (Domain Driven) Design with Spring Boot
* Spring Cloud co-founder Spencer Gibb is at it again, this time working on a new Gateway project called Spring Cloud Gateway. This project is nowhere near finished or final, but now’s a great time to get the bits, kick the tires and feedback. Spencer’s been working hard adding all sorts of cool things, like request throttling.
* there are still some very interesting things that you can do with Netflix’s Zuul, too! If you want to learn more, check out the ever-expanding repository full of samples
* Jenn Strater did a really nice job demonstrating Spring RESTDocs in this example.
* Finally! a proposal to deprecate (but of course never absolutely remove) Java’s finalization behavior
* My training course, Cloud Native Java, is now available on Safari and for purchase.
* I liked the most recent installment of Pivotal Conversations which discusses the CRE program speared by Pivotal and Google to ensure that Pivotal Cloud Foundry on Google Cloud Platform delivers a Google-level of reliability
* Venkat Rangasamy has an interesting post on Production-Ready Microservices that talks about, but doesn’t focus on, Spring Boot
* I liked this Italian-language post by Federico Paparoni on using the Spring Boot Actuator for metrics
* Pivotal’s own Richard Seroter looks at using a single service registry to talk to coordinate both .NET and Spring Cloud-based Microservices
* I also liked this Federico’s Italian-language post on supporting CRUD with Spring Data REST and Spring Data JPA

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