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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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This Week in Spring - November 21st, 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! Can you beleive we’re less than six weeks away from 2018? Time sure flies when you’re having fun!

This week I’m in Los Angeles talking to community members and then taking in the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US surrounded by friends and family. Thanksgiving is a chance to reflect on that for which we are thankful. I am sure that I speak for all of us here on the Spring and Pivotal teams when I say that we are thankful for you. Thank you for making this the most amazing, dynamic, exhilarating and interesting community in tech. If you’re in the US, happy Thanksgiving! Either way, we’ve got a lot to cover this week so let’s get to it.

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This Week in Spring - November 14th 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I am in Casablanca, Morocco for the amazing Devoxx Morocco event talking to developers in the hub of North Africa.

Can you believe it’s already the middle of November? And can you believe we are less than a month away from the amazing SpringOne Platform event in San Francisco, CA? I hope you’re going!

Now, without further ado, let’s get to it.

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