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Spring Integration AWS 2.2 GA and Spring Cloud Stream Kinesis Binder 1.2 GA Available

Today it’s my pleasure to announce General Availability of Spring Integration for Amazon Web Services extension version 2.2.0 and Spring Cloud Stream Binder for AWS Kinesis version 1.2.0.

These releases can be downloaded from Maven Central, JCenter, and our release repository:

compile "org.springframework.integration:spring-integration-aws:2.2.0.RELEASE"

If you don’t use Kinesis Binder. Or via Binder dependency:

compile "org.springframework.cloud:spring-cloud-stream-binder-kinesis:1.2.0.RELEASE"

The main theme of both these releases is about new functionality to support Kinesis Client and Kinesis Producer libraries. For this purpose the spring-integration-aws is shipped with KclMessageDrivenChannelAdapter and KplMessageHandler implementations, respectively. At the moment an implementation is based on the KCL v1.x, since not all AWS dependencies we use in the spring-integration-aws provide the AWS SKD v2 implementation. Based on the Kinesis Client Library investigation, an additional CheckpointMode.periodic has been introduced to both KclMessageDrivenChannelAdapter and KinesisMessageDrivenChannelAdapter.

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Spring Framework 5.2.0.M2, 5.1.7, 5.0.14 and 4.3.24 available now

On behalf of the team and everyone who has contributed, I am pleased to announce that Spring Framework 5.2.0.M2, 5.1.7, 5.0.14 and 4.3.24 are available from repo.spring.io as well as Maven Central now.

First things first, the second milestone of Spring Framework 5.2 includes over 50 fixes and improvements with improved RSocket integration and initial support for reactive transactions (more on that in a follow-up blog post soon). Spring Framework 5.1.7 includes 43 fixes and improvements and is a recommended upgrade for all 5.x users.

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A Bootiful Podcast: Kotlin team engineer Roman Elisarov

Hi Spring fans! In today’s installment Josh Long (@starbuxman) sits down with Jetbrain’s Roman Elizarov (@relizarov). Roman works on the Kotlin team and, among other things, focuses on asynchronous programming with things like coroutines. This interview was a very detailed dive into the opportunities for asynchronous programming for Spring developers using Kotlin, especially in light of the new coroutine support coming in Spring Framework 5.2.

Twitter: Roman Elizarov (@relizarov)
A great blog by Sebastien Deleuze on our new support

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Spring Boot for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire 1.1.0.M1 Released!

I am pleased to announce the release of Spring Boot for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire/PCC (SBDG) 1.1.0.M1.

Bits (org.springframework.geode:spring-geode-starter:1.1.0.M1) are available in the Spring libs-milestone repository.

What’s New

The SBDG 1.1 Milestone 1 (M1) release includes:

  • Rebases SBDG on Spring Framework 5.1, Spring Boot 2.1, Spring Data Lovelace and Spring Session 2.1.

  • Rebases SBDG on Apache Geode 1.6.0 and Pivotal GemFire 9.5.3.

For a complete list of changes, see the changelog.

What’s Next

SBDG 1.1 M2 will include dedicated support for In-line Caching, the second caching pattern in our 3 separate caching patters [Look-Aside, Inline, Near].

As a friendly reminder, Spring’s Cache Abstraction already provides excellent support for the Look-Aside Caching pattern, and SBDG (by extension of SDG) provides first-class support for using either Apache Geode or Pivotal GemFire/PCC as a caching provider in Spring’s Cache Abstraction.

This was also covered nicely in the new Sample on Look-Aside Caching, containing both a Guide and Example Code.

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This Week in Spring - May 7th, 2019

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’ve been in beautiful Sao Paolo, Brazil for QCon Sao Paolo then it’s off to Devoxx UK in London. As usual, lots of good stuff to get to so let’s get to it.

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Spring Boot for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire 1.0.0.RELEASE Available!

At long last, it is my distinct pleasure to announce the release of Spring Boot for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire (SBDG) 1.0.0.RELEASE!

The list of people to thank is long.

First, to Dr. Mark Pollack for your feedback real early on in the beginning of the project.

To Mr. Josh Long for sitting with me for 2 hours after midnight during S1P-2018 to give me feedback on using Apache Geode with Spring Boot.

To Mr. Phil Webb, and the entire Spring Boot ream, for providing guidance.

To the few community members who contributed PRs.

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Spring Boot for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire 1.0.0.RC2 Released!

I am pleased to announce the release of Spring Boot for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire (SBDG) 1.0.0.RC2.

I would like to send a special shoutout to the Spring Boot team for providing invaluable feedback on this project. Indeed, without Spring Boot and the fine efforts of the Boot team, SBDG would not be possible. So, thank you Boot team!

After incorporating the feedback, I decided to postpone the final GA and introduce 1 more release candidate. Final 1.0 GA is (tentatively) scheduled for Monday, May 6th.

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This Week in Spring - April 30th, 2019

Hi Spring fans and welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in colorful Chicago, Illinois, and magnificent Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I am so excited to be in both places. I’m in Chicago for the GOTO Chicago event, which is always fun, and I’m in Milwaukee for a meetup and, of course, to partake of local delicacies like Kopps, a Cousins sub, and a Spotted Cow beer. Life is great!

Did you see this epic image of the Chicago Lakeshore area I took the other day? Spring is truly in full swing! (I’ll ignore the buckets of rain that have been dumped on Chicago and Milwaukee just a day after that photo was taken…)

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