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Introducing java-cfenv: A new library for accessing Cloud Foundry Services

Introduction

The Spring Cloud Connectors library has been with us since the launch event of Cloud Foundry itself back in 2011. One of the main goals of the connector library and Cloud Foundry’s Java buildpack was to “reduce the initial investment when you want to get started with Cloud Foundry”. The connector library creates the Spring bean definitions required to connect to backing services, like databases, using information contained in the VCAP_SERVICES environment variable. The buildpack then replaces these bean definitions you had in your application with those created by the connector library through a feature called ‘auto-reconfiguration’. You may have seen it mentioned in the logs when you pushed an app to Cloud Foundry…

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Spring Boot 2.1.3 available now

On behalf of the team and everyone who has contributed, I’m happy to announce that Spring Boot 2.1.3 has been released and is is now available from repo.spring.io and Maven Central.

This release includes over 70 fixes, improvements and dependency upgrades. Thanks to all those who have contributed with issue reports and pull requests.

If you are still using Spring Boot 2.0.x, an upgrade to Spring Boot 2.1.x is strongly encouraged. Following the announcement that Spring Framework 5.0.x will reach its EOL in March, Spring Boot 2.0.x will follow suit with a final release in the 2.0.x line planned for late March. As previously announced, Spring Boot 1.5.x will continue to be maintained until it reaches its EOL in August.

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Spring Data Lovelace SR5 released

On behalf of the Spring Data team, I’d like to announce the availability of the Lovelace SR5 maintenance release. This release ships on top of the just-released Spring Framework 5.1.5. Spring Boot 2.1.3 is going to pick up Lovelace SR5, for your convenience.

The service releases ship with mostly bug fixes and a few dependency upgrades addressing about 40 tickets.

Last but not least, here’s the laundry list:

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Spring Cloud Data Flow 1.7.4 and Skipper 1.1.4 Released

The Spring Cloud Data Flow team is pleased to announce the release of 1.7.4 of Data Flow for Local and Cloud Foundry. The Kubernetes release is at version 1.7.3.

Follow the Getting Started guides for running on Local, Cloud Foundry, and Kubernetes.

Various bugs since the 1.7 GA release have been fixed. You can see the issues for 1.7.1, 1.7.2, 1.7.3, and 1.7.4 for more details.

We have also released 1.1.4 release of Spring Cloud Skipper. The getting started section in the reference guide is the best place to start if you want to use Skipper separately from Data Flow.

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Spring Cloud Data Flow and Skipper 2.0 M2 Released

The Spring Cloud Data Flow team is pleased to announce the release of 2.0 M2 of Data Flow. Follow the Getting Started guides for running on Local, Cloud Foundry, and Kubernetes.

Hand in hand is the 2.0 M2 release of Spring Cloud Skipper. The getting started section in the reference guide is the best place to start if you want to use Skipper separately from Data Flow.

Here are the highlights for Data Flow

  • Launch tasks against multiple platforms

  • Revamped metrics and monitoring of deployed applications

  • Additional security roles

  • Dashboard improvements

  • Database migration support

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Spring Tools 4.1.1 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.1.1 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Atom.

Highlights from this release include:

  • (Spring Boot) easy navigation via symbols now available for regular Spring projects (not using Spring Boot)
  • (Spring Boot) live hover for beans and bean wirings now available for regular Spring projects (not using Spring Boot)
  • (Spring Boot) support for deprecated propertied added to property editors, including corresponding quick fixes
  • (Eclipse) boot dashboard now shows environment information including all properties and their values for running boot apps
  • (Eclipse) default distribution brings back support for local Tomcat servers and deploying war-packaged boot apps to those local servers
  • various bug fixes
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Spring IO Platform Cairo-SR7

I am pleased to announce that Spring IO Platform Cairo-SR7 is now available from both repo.spring.io and Maven Central.

This maintenance release upgrades the versions of a number of the projects in the Platform:

  • Reactor Bismuth-SR15
  • Spring AMQP 2.0.11
  • Spring Batch 4.0.2
  • Spring Data Kay-SR13
  • Spring Framework 5.0.12
  • Spring Integration 5.0.11
  • Spring Kafka 2.1.12
  • Spring REST Docs 2.0.3
  • Spring Retry 1.2.3
  • Spring Security 5.0.11
  • Spring Session Apple-SR8
  • Spring Web Services 3.0.6

The versions of a number of third-party dependencies have also been updated.

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Spring IO Platform Brussels-SR16

I am pleased to announce that Spring IO Platform Brussels-SR16 is now available from both repo.spring.io and Maven Central.

This maintenance release upgrades the versions of a number of the projects in the Platform:

  • Spring AMQP 1.7.12
  • Spring Batch 3.0.10
  • Spring Boot 1.5.19
  • Spring Data Ingalls SR18
  • Spring Framework 4.3.22
  • Spring Integration 4.3.19
  • Spring Security 4.2.11
  • Spring Session 1.3.5
  • Spring Web Services 2.4.4

The versions of a number of third-party dependencies have also been updated.

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