Second Service Release For Spring Data Release Train Codd Released

Releases | Oliver Drotbohm | April 16, 2014 | ...

I am happy to announce the second service release of the Spring Data release train named Codd. The full list of participating modules looks as follows:

Spring Integration 4.0 Release Candidate Available

Releases | Artem Bilan | April 15, 2014 | ...

We are pleased to announce that the Spring Integration 4.0 release candidate (4.0.0.RC1) is now available. Please use the Milestone Repository with maven or gradle, download a distribution archive, or see the project home page for links to the updated documentation, and Maven/Gradle configuration details.

The release includes several bug fixes, some new features and further improvements with the GA release due near the end of April.

Here is a summary of major changes since the last milestone

@Poller and @InboundChannelAdapter

Building on the extensive improvements to annotation support announced in M4 Release, the new @Poller annotation has been added to each of the Messaging Annotations (@ServiceActivator, @Router etc.). The @Poller annotation attribute enables configuration of poller options for the inputChannel of the Messaging Annotation. This allows annotated endpoints to be PollingConsumers. Previously, annotated endpoints could only use SubscribableChannel

Spring Batch 2.2.6.RELEASE is now available

Releases | Michael Minella | April 11, 2014 | ...

We are pleased to announce that Spring Batch 2.2.6.RELEASE is now available via Maven Central, Github and the SpringSource download repository. This is the 6th maintenance release for the 2.2.x branch of Spring Batch and addresses a number of bugs, a few minor enhancements, and documentation updates. Many thanks to all of those who submitted the many pull requests that went into this release.

Spring Batch Home | Source on GitHub | Reference Documentation

We look forward to your feedback.

Spring Boot 1.0.1.RELEASE Available Now

Releases | Dave Syer | April 07, 2014 | ...

Spring Boot 1.0.1.RELEASE is available in Maven Central and the repository. This is a bug fix release, although a couple of new features have been added:

  • MessageSource caching can be specified in
  • ActiveMQ connection credentials can be externalized to
  • There is a new section on Security auto configuration in the reference guide

There was a security bug-fix for the Actuator, so anyone using Spring Security and the Actuator endpoints should upgrade. No backwards compatibility problems or changes to existing functionality are…

Spring Shell 1.1 RC1 Released

Releases | Mark Pollack | April 02, 2014 | ...

We are pleased to announce the release of Spring Shell 1.1 RC1. The Spring Shell is an interactive shell that can be easily extended with commands using a Spring based programming model.

This is a small bug fix release but includes an important improvement, the upgrade to use the JLine2 library and rewrite of the command parser. Check the release notes for more information. Special thanks to Eric Bottard and to those who submitted pull-requests.

Downloads | JavaDocs | Reference Documentation | Changelog

Spring for Apache Hadoop 2.0 RC2 released

Releases | Thomas Risberg | April 02, 2014 | ...

We are pleased to announce that Spring for Apache Hadoop version 2.0 has reached the Release Candidate stage. The latest release is 2.0.0.RC2. We are moving closer to the GA release, so this is a good time to give this new 2.0 version a try.

The spring-yarn framework makes it easier for you to develop Spring based applications that can be deployed to run on Hadoop v2 using YARN

The main focus for Spring for Apache Hadoop 2.0 is to add YARN application development support in addition to continue to provide improvements in the HDFS and MapReduce support. You can see many of these new YARN features in use in the YARN samples and we will be publishing new Spring IO Guides

Spring Web Flow 2.4 RC1 Released

Releases | Rossen Stoyanchev | April 02, 2014 | ...

Spring Web Flow 2.4 release candidate 1 is now available. Please use the repository, download a distribution archive, or visit the project home page.

The release includes Java based configuration for Spring Web Flow and Spring Faces. To demonstrate it the booking-mvc and the booking-faces samples have been switched to all Java configuration. See their respective configuration classes here and here.

For more details see the updated documentation and samples repository. Please give this release a try and provide feedback in JIRA towards the final release at…

Spring Tool Suite and Groovy/Grails Tool Suite 3.5.0 released

Releases | Martin Lippert | April 02, 2014 | ...

Dear Spring Community,

we are happy to announce the next major release of our Eclipse-based tooling today: The Spring Tool Suite (STS) 3.5.0 and the Groovy/Grails Tool Suite (GGTS) 3.5.0.

Highlights from this release include:

  • ready-to-use full Java8 support (STS as well as GGTS)
  • updated to Eclipse Kepler SR2 (4.3.2)
  • new advanced content-assist for Spring Boot projects
  • Usability enhancements to live Beans Graph for Spring Boot
  • Cloud Foundry integration now supports Spring Boot
  • Major improvements in the Gradle Integration for Eclipse (including major performance improvements)
  • initial support for Spring Boot CLI apps
  • Grails updated to 2.3.7
  • tc Server updated to 2.9.5.SR1
  • Dashboard improvements (including feeds, shortcuts, and notifications)

Both tool suites ship on top of the latest Eclipse Kepler SR2 release.

To download the distributions, please go visit:

Detailed new and noteworthy notes can be found here: STS/GGTS 3.5.0 New & Noteworthy.

The next version 3.6.0 is scheduled to arrive in July 2014, shortly after the Eclipse Luna (4.4) release. The first milestone build is scheduled to arrive in mid May 2014.


Spring Boot 1.0 GA Released

Releases | Phil Webb | April 01, 2014 | ...

On behalf of the entire Spring Boot team, I am very pleased to announce the general availability of Spring Boot 1.0! You can download the 1.0.1 with an important security fix here.

You'll find everything you need to get going at, and from our ever-growing collection of "Getting Started" guides (most of which use Spring Boot).

It's been 18 months since the original request to "improve containerless web application architectures", that gave birth to Spring Boot, was raised. Since then we have seen 1720 commits by 54 different contributors, we've closed 549 issues, and have had the code forked 398 times. Thanks!

Why containerless? Today’s PaaS environments provide much of the management, scale out, and reliability features already, so we focus on making spring boot an ultralight container, great for application or service deployment in the cloud. If you've not yet seen Spring Boot in action, here is a canonical "Hello World!" web application that you can actually run using the CLI tool.

groovy @RestController class Example { @RequestMapping("/") String helloWorld() { "Hello World!" } }

The CLI uses the superb Groovy language to compile your code. You are of course also free to use the Spring Boot libraries directly with Java, or any other JVM based language, to write your applications. Be sure to check out the extensive reference documentation for a full feature breakdown.

If you're interested in looking at a slightly larger example of an application that was built using Spring Boot, try itself. We recently open-sourced the entire site as a Spring reference application.

For a smaller example, like a service, try the "Building a RESTful Web Service" guide. It shows how writing a service in < 100 LoC is pretty easy, you can even fit executable programs in a single tweet (140 characters)! You can read more about micro-services and boot in Dan Woods’s excellent article on InfoQ.

Thanks to the Java Buildpack team, you'll also find that Spring Boot applications deploy seamlessly to Cloud Foundry; and, of course, you can also use Boot applications with other cloud providers or directly in your own data center.

Finally, if you're an STS user, take a look at the latest v3.5 release which includes integrated support for Spring Boot (see the video below). If you prefer some other IDE (or you're more a Vim/Emacs kind of person) you can use to initialize your project.

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Thanks again to all the early adopters that have tested, written about and submitted pull-requests for Spring Boot. Your feedback is invaluable to us so please keep it coming!

Project Page | GitHub | Issues | Documentation

First Milestone of Spring Data Release Train Dijkstra Available

Releases | Oliver Drotbohm | April 01, 2014 | ...

I am excited to announce the availability of the first milestone of the Dijkstra release train of the Spring Data umbrella project. This train iteration is a very special one as we have 5 new modules joining the release train: Spring Data Couchbase, Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Gemfire and Redis. I am even more excited about that as the majority of them are community lead projects. These are the modules included:

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