This Week in Spring - July 14th 2015

Engineering | Josh Long | July 14, 2015 | ...

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring!

This week in I'm in Shanghai, China and Hangzhou, China and Shenzhen, China, talking to some of the world's largest websites (of the same scale of Netflix!) about their use of Spring Boot and Spring Cloud. (More on that later!)

Anyway, without further ado..

  • Paul Chapman put together a nice walkthrough Spring Cloud today. Way to go Paul!
  • Andy Wilkinson just announced the Spring IO Platform BOM 1.1.3 has been released
  • Spring Boot 1.3M2 - along with new support for JOOQ, /flyway and /liquibase Actuator endpoints, ANSI colored banner.txt, and Apache Artemis integration (among many other things) is now available! Check it out.
  • If you missed Spring rockstar and Spring Boot ninja Greg Turnquist's talk on debugging and maintaing Spring Boot applications (why would you miss it??), then check it out
  • This is a nice

Webinar Replay: A Spring Showcase: Turkcell's Personal Cloud Storage App

News | Pieter Humphrey | July 14, 2015 | ...

Webinar Replay: A Spring Showcase: Turkcell's Personal Cloud Storage App

Speaker: Erdem Gunay


Turkcell launched a personal cloud storage service few years ago. Adding new business features was costly in terms of time and budget on the legacy solution. The user experience needed to be improved. Finally, it was decided to build a new solution where Spring Boot and Spring Framework projects play crucial role as the backbone. The project was completed just in 6 months starting from scratch. The solution was built on top of Spring Boot and many Spring IO Platform projects, allowing the development team focus on business logic instead of configuration & integration details. The project has been divided into deployable modules (API, backend, migration, test automation) accessing micro services that are responsible for one task only. Join Erdem for a review of the migration effort and new architecture - all enabled by Spring Boot.

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Microservices with Spring

Engineering | Paul Chapman | July 14, 2015 | ...


NOTE: Revised July 2019

A simple example of setting up a microservices system using Spring, Spring Boot and Spring Cloud.

Microservices allow large systems to be built up from a number of collaborating components. It does at the process level what Spring has always done at the component level: loosely coupled processes instead of loosely coupled components.

Shopping Application

For example imagine an online shop with separate microservices for user-accounts, product-catalog order-processing and shopping carts:

Inevitably there are a number of moving parts that you have to setup and configure to…

Spring IO Platform 1.1.3 released

Engineering | Andy Wilkinson | July 13, 2015 | ...

We are pleased to announce that Spring IO Platform 1.1.3.RELEASE is now available from both and Maven Central.

This maintenance release upgrades the versions of a number of the projects in the Platform to pick up their latest maintenance releases:

  • Spring AMQP 1.4.5
  • Spring Batch 3.0.4
  • Spring Boot 1.2.5
  • Spring Data Evans SR3
  • Spring Framework 4.1.7
  • Spring Integration 4.1.5
  • Spring LDAP 2.0.3
  • Spring Mobile 1.1.4
  • Spring Session 1.0.1
  • Spring Social 1.1.2
  • Spring Social Facebook 2.0.1

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

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Spring Boot 1.3.0.M2 Available Now

Releases | Phil Webb | July 10, 2015 | ...

Spring Boot v1.3.0.M2 is available now from the Spring milestone repository. This release closes a whopping 73 issues and merges 59 pull-requests! Thanks to everyone that has contributed.

Highlights of the new release include:

  • Auto-configuration support for jOOQ.
  • Hypermedia support for actuator endpoints.
  • Support for ANSI color banner.txt files.
  • An improved way to access ApplicationArguments.
  • New /flyway, /liquibase and /logfile actuator endpoints.
  • Auto-configuration support for Spring Session with Redis.
  • Property based configuration of Spring's "resource chains".
  • New logback <springProfile> and <springProperty> tags.
  • Support for Apache Artemis (following the donation of HornetQ to Apache).
  • A new AntLib module to help create executable jars from Apache Ant.

Webinar Replay: Debug and Maintain your Spring Boot App

News | Pieter Humphrey | July 09, 2015 | ...

Speaker: Greg Turnquist

So you have decided to build an application using Spring Boot? Sooner or later, something will go wrong. It does not matter how experienced we are. How will Spring Boot help us figure out what went wrong and fix things? This talk introduces lots of tools to help us debug and manage "bootiful" apps. You will learn how to use Boot's autoconfiguration report, override Boot's settings & beans, create custom metrics/health checks/app info, and create custom JMX info & custom CRaSH commands.


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This Week in Spring - July 7th, 2015

Engineering | Josh Long | July 07, 2015 | ...

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! As usual, we've got a lot to cover so let's get to it! This week I'll be in Shanghai, China, talking to some customers (say hi on Twitter!) and then it's off to Shenzhen, China, where I'll be giving a keynote at the ArchSummit conference.

Spring Integration 4.2 Milestone 2 is Available (and 4.1.6)

Releases | Gary Russell | July 07, 2015 | ...

We are pleased to announce that the second milestone for the upcoming 4.2 release of Spring Integration is now available. In addition to those features in milestone 1 this release includes:

##Zookeeper Support

Several components have been added that use zookeeper, including a LockRegistry and MetadataStore but probably the most significant is the ability to assign endpoints to a leadership Role, with the endpoint lifecycle being controlled by the leadership status. When an application context is granted leadership, all endpoints in the corresponding role are started automatically. Similarly…

Hibernate, Jackson, Jetty etc support in Spring 4.2

Releases | Juergen Hoeller | July 01, 2015 | ...

Spring is well-known to actively support the latest versions of common open source projects out there, e.g. Hibernate and Jackson but also common server engines such as Tomcat and Jetty. We usually do this in a backwards-compatible fashion, supporting older versions at the same time - either through reflective adaptation or through separate support packages. This allows for applications to selectively decide about upgrades, e.g. upgrading to the latest Spring and Jackson versions while preserving an existing Hibernate 3 investment.

With the upcoming Spring Framework 4.2, we are taking the…

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