This Week in Spring - August 29th, 2017

Engineering | Josh Long | August 29, 2017 | ...

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I was in Beijing, China for the fabulous Spring Summit event which saw technologists from all around China descend on the capitol for a discussion of all things cloud native and Spring. Then I'm off to Shenzhen, China and Hong Kong for customer visits and the epic YOW! Hong Kong show!

This Week in Spring - August 22nd, 2017

Engineering | Josh Long | August 22, 2017 | ...

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installation of This Week in Spring. Can you believe we're already nearing the end of August?? Time sure flies!

Last week and over the weekend I was in Hangzhou, China visiting with Alibaba, talking to a few of the teams using Spring Boot and Spring Cloud at China-scale.

This week I'm in Shanghai, China, where I've been talking to customers and spending a few days with the teams at Microsoft China who are working on the Spring Boot and Pivotal Cloud Foundry integrations for Microsoft Azure. They're doing some amazing work and it's been an honor to hang out with them. Check out all the cool Spring Boot starters that they've built for the various Azure services

Introducing Actuator Endpoints in Spring Boot 2.0

Engineering | Stéphane Nicoll | August 22, 2017 | ...

Spring Boot 2 brings important changes to Actuator and I am pleased, on behalf of the team, to give you a sneak peek to what’s coming in 2.0.0.M4.

Working on a major new release gives us the opportunity to revisit some of the public contracts and improve them. We quickly felt that the endpoint infrastructure was one of them: currently, the web endpoints in the Actuator are only supported with Spring MVC (no JAX-RS support). Also, creating a new endpoint that exposes several operations requires writing quite a lot of boiler plate: you need to write a main endpoint, the Spring MVC extension (as a @RestController), a JMX MBean and the necessary auto-configuration. As of Spring Boot 2 support for a "reactive" actuator became an obvious requirement that also brings…

Spring Cloud Dalston SR3 Is Now Available

Releases | Ryan Baxter | August 21, 2017 | ...

On behalf of the community, I am pleased to announce that the Service Release 3 (SR3) of the Spring Cloud Dalston Release Train is available today. The release can be found in Maven Central. You can check out the Dalston release notes for more information.

This release is primarily a bug fix release and users are encouraged to upgrade.

The following modules were updated as part of Dalston.SR3:

Module Version
Spring Cloud Zookeeper 1.1.2.RELEASE
Spring Cloud Sleuth 1.2.4.RELEASE
Spring Cloud Netflix 1.3.4.RELEASE
Spring Cloud Contract 1.1.3.RELEASE

And, as always, we welcome feedback: either on GitHub, on Gitter, on Stack Overflow, or on Twitter

Spring For Apache Kafka 1.3 Milestone 2 Available

Releases | Artem Bilan | August 21, 2017 | ...

We are pleased to announce the availability of the Milestone 2 of the Spring for Apache Kafka 1.3 version.

It is available for download from the Milestone Repository:

repositories {
    maven { url '' }
compile "org.springframework.kafka:spring-kafka:1.3.0.M1"

(Milestone 1 had a blocker issue).

Functionally, the 1.3.x line provides a subset of the 2.0 line (which requires Spring Framework 5.0 and Java 8), but provides support for Java 7 projects and Spring Framework 4.3.x.

It is primarily intended to provide early access to Apache Kafka client…

Spring Cloud Task 2.0.0.M1 is now available

Releases | Michael Minella | August 17, 2017 | ...

We are pleased to announce that Spring Cloud Task 2.0.0.M1 is now available via Github and the Pivotal download repository. Many thanks to all of those who contributed to this release.

This release is the first release that is compatible with the Spring Boot 2.0 milestones (specifically Spring Boot 2.0.0.M3 for this release). With that upgrade, all dependencies are also upgraded (Spring Cloud Stream, Spring Batch, etc) as well as an upgrade of the baseline Java version to Java 8.

What do you think?

We look forward to your feedback on these new features in Github, StackOverflow, or to me directly via Twitter @michaelminella

This Week in Spring - August 15th, 2017

Engineering | Josh Long | August 15, 2017 | ...

Hi Spring fans and welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! It's been a busy week! I started last week talking to a group of developers in North Carolina, then gave a VJUG presentation with Matt Raible in San Francisco, then spoke to developers in Saint Louis, then flew to New York City to shoot a video on continuous delivery for three days in a hot studio (over the weekend no less!) and now as I wing back to San Francisco I look forward to spending a blissful 14 hours on the ground before I'm off to Asia (Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Singapore) for about…

There's no place like production. SpringOne Platform will illuminate the path.

News | Josh Long | August 08, 2017 | ...

Hi Spring fans!

My favorite time of the year is almost here! It's that special time when people reunite, in the northern hemisphere's chilly December to give freely and unconditionally of one another; when people have jovial discussions (and sometimes heated debates) over dinner with people they admire; when people open their hearts and minds to each other; when we reflect on the year behind us and look forward to tomorrow, the next week and the next year; when amazing new memories we'll cherish forever are forged. It's that special time of giving, of openness. I don't need to tell you about…

This Week in Spring - August 8th, 2017

Engineering | Josh Long | August 08, 2017 | ...

Hi Spring fans and welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I'm presenting with my buddy Matt Raible on the VJUG (Virtual JUG) on Progressive Web Applications with Spring Boot and Angular 4, this Wednesday. Join us! Then it's off to New York City, NY where I'll be working with my buddy Marcin Grzejszczak on an exciting new project.

  • Spring IO Platform lead Andy Wilkinson just announced Spring IO Platform Brussels-SR4. This release revises the versions for Spring Batch 3.0.8, Spring Boot 1.5.6, Spring Data Ingalls SR6, Spring Framework 4.3.10, Spring Integration 4.3.11, and Spring Retry 1.2.1.
  • The first milestone of Spring Cloud Data Flow 1.3.0 is out! Lots of nice new features including a flashy new user interface based on Angular 4, better documentation, better test coverage, and so much more.
  • Spring Cloud Pipelines lead Marcin Grzejszczak just announced Spring Cloud Pipelines 1.0.0.M6. This release supports a powerful mechanism called pipeline descriptors

Spring Cloud Data Flow 1.3.0.M1 released

Releases | Gunnar Hillert | August 07, 2017 | ...

On behalf of the team, I am pleased to announce the first milestone release of Spring Cloud Data Flow 1.3.0.

Local Server: Getting Started Guide.

Usability is one of the big focus for our team and in the 1.3 release-line, we are aiming to modernize the dashboard with an upgraded client-side technology stack, improved tooling, and documentation. The focus is to improve the readability, user-experience, and the overall performance.

Angular 4

This first milestone release of Spring Cloud Data Flow contains the initial version of the new Angular 4 based Dashboard UI. The old AngularJS 1.x based UI…

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