Spring Tool Suite and Groovy/Grails Tool Suite 3.6.2 released

Releases | Martin Lippert | October 13, 2014 | ...

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the new release of our Eclipse-based tooling today: The Spring Tool Suite (STS) 3.6.2 and the Groovy/Grails Tool Suite (GGTS) 3.6.2.

This is a maintenance release that updates STS/GGTS to the just released Eclipse Luna SR1 release. This includes a number of fixes across the various projects that are included in the STS distribution, together with fixes for the Java8 compiler and tooling in Eclipse.

To download the distributions, please go visit:

Detailed new and noteworthy notes can be found here: STS/GGTS 3.6.2 New & Noteworthy.

NOTE: Both tool suites ship on top of the latest Eclipse Luna 4.4 SR1 release as 64bit and 32bit…

Spring Boot 1.2.0.M2 Available Now

Releases | Phil Webb | October 11, 2014 | ...

I am pleased to announce that Spring Boot 1.2.0.M2 is available now in the Spring milestone repository. This release adds a number of improvements and new features over M1. Highlights include:

  • Full configuration of Jackson ObjectMapper features from your application.properties file.
  • Auto-configuration for Jersey.
  • Support for Log4j2.
  • Support for commons-dbcp2.
  • A new "disk usage" health indicator.
  • Improved RabbitMQ auto-configuration.

For a complete list of changes, and for upgrade instructions, see the Spring Boot 1.2 Release Notes on the WIKI. The reference documentation also continues to…

Pivotal at Silicon Valley Code Camp 2014

News | Pieter Humphrey | October 10, 2014 | ...

Are you heading to Silicon Valley Code Camp 2014?   If you are, we invite all of the Java community members to stop by the Pivotal Booth and talk to Pivotal engineers about the latest innovations in Java SE, in Spring, Groovy, Grails, Redis, RabbitMQ, Tomcat, Cloud Foundry and Hadoop. The exhibit space is open Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm, and Saturday from 8:30am to 3:30pm, so there should be plenty of time to get your questions answered.  See below for details about our sessions and awesome giveaways - come find us! 

SATURDAY - OCTOBER 11, 2014           
9:45 AM

11:45 AM

1:45 PM


9:15 AM

10:45 AM

Visit us at the Pivotal Code Camp booth for technical expert conversations on Cloud Foundry, Spring, Groovy, Grails, Redis, RabbitMQ, Tomcat, Hadoop and much more.

Also, don't miss the Pivotal Web Services Hoodie Push!  Build a REST service with Spring Boot, push it live to run.pivotal.io and get a hoodie!  You can do it ahead of time, and show it running to us, or use our laptops at the booth.



Save the date for SpringOne2GX 2015!  We hope you will mark your calendar and join us again! SpringOne2GX 2015 will be held September 14 - 17, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington DC.

This Week in Spring - October 7th, 2014

Engineering | Josh Long | October 08, 2014 | ...

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week, I've been at the Couchbase Connect conference talking to developers about Spring Data Couchbase (and Spring Boot, Spring XD, Spring Session, and more..). Fun show, fun crowd! Next week, I'll be at JAX London and Geekout UK, so be sure to say hi if you're around.

Now, with that, let's get on to the roundup..

  1. The good Dr. Pollack just announced the 1.0.1 release of Spring XD, the easiest way to build data-integration and ingestion solutions. It may be only a 1.0.1 release, but make no mistake: there are some very cool features in this release, including improved administrative and administrative UI features.

Streaming JSON Patch from Spring to a React UI

Engineering | Brian Cavalier | October 07, 2014 | ...

We're exploring ways to help developers create rich, modern front-ends that integrate easily with Spring back-ends. If you attended SpringOne this year, you've already seen some of the things we've been working on:

  1. Hypermedia support in Spring Data REST presented by Greg Turnquist, Oliver Gierke, and Roy Clarkson
  2. RaveJS: Spring Boot concepts for JavaScript applications by John Hann
  3. Differential Synchronization and JSON Patch by Craig Walls and me

In short, We want to make it easy to communicate efficiently between a Spring back-end and a client and to easily integrate the best and most…

Spring Cloud 1.0.0.M1 Available Now

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

Spring Cloud (the new umbrella project announced in September) has reached a milestone, its first, and fresh jars are available in the repo.spring.io repository. Spring Cloud is going to follow a "release train" model for releases, a bit like Spring Data, but we haven't got a cool name for this one yet, so it's just 1.0.0.M1. The modules that are part of this release are

  • Spring Cloud Config: Centralized external configuration management backed by a git repository. The configuration resources map directly to Spring Environment but could be used by non-Spring applications if desired.

  • Spring Cloud Netflix: Integration with various Netflix OSS components (Eureka, Hystrix, Zuul, Archaius, etc.).

  • Spring Cloud Bus: An event bus for linking services and service instances together with distributed messaging. Useful for propagating state changes across a cluster (e.g. config change events).

  • Spring Cloud Security: A set of primitives for building secure applications and services with minimum fuss.

Spring XD 1.0.1 released

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

On behalf of the Spring XD team, I am very pleased to announce the general availability of Spring XD 1.0.1!

This release includes bug fixes and enhancements as well as some new features:

You can download the zip distribution or install on OSX using homebrew. On RHEL/CentOs you can install using yum.

Feedback is very important, so please get in touch with questions and comments via

Spring Framework 4.1.1 released

Releases | Juergen Hoeller | October 01, 2014 | ...

Dear Spring community,

I'm pleased to announce that Spring Framework 4.1.1 is available now. As the first maintenance release in the 4.1 line, this release contains a wide range of fixes for regressions and other issues reported against 4.1 GA. A big thank you to all the issue reporters out there!

4.1.1 also comes with a selection of minor enhancements, for example: consistent handling of Java 8's Optional type, a Jackson ObjectMapper builder class with refined defaults, some requested JDBC refinements, as well as specific performance improvements.

-> List of resolved JIRA issues for Spring…

This Week in Spring - September 30, 2014

Engineering | Josh Long | October 01, 2014 | ...

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week the Spring team is at JavaOne! There's been, and will be, lots to see! We're also hanging out at the booth, talking to as many users as possible. Check out the link I just give listing all the cool Pivotal (and non-Pivotal) talks at JavaOne. (Ahem. Naturally, I personally would love it if you made my talk - Spring4TW! - tomorrow morning at 8:30am at Parc 55, Cyril Magnin II/III!).

In addition to IoT, Big Data, and Microservice demos using NetFlixOSS on Spring, students were doing the coding challenge to build a REST service with Spring Boot and pushed to Pivotal Web Services in < 15 minutes to get the preshavedyak hoodie from American Apparel, and learning about the best PaaS for Java available on the market today; Java 8 / Tomcat 8 support was released just days ago, and there is strong support for Spring, Groovy and Grails.

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