On behalf of the Spring Boot team, and everyone that has contributed, I am pleased to announce that Spring Boot 1.5.1 has been released and is available now from repo.spring.io, Maven Central and Bintray. This release adds a significant number of new features and improvements. For full upgrade instructions and “new and noteworthy” features please see the release notes.
Spring Boot 1.5 includes auto-configuration support for Apache Kafka via the spring-kafka project. To use Kafka simply include the
spring-kafka dependency and configure the appropriate
spring.kafka.* application properties.