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This Year in Spring - 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another, albeit very special, installment of This Week in Spring! This is the last installment before 2018 and so we’ll take the opportunity to review, as we always do in the last installment of the year, this very exciting year in Spring and its ecosystem.

Let me, on behalf of the Spring and larger Pivotal team, to be the first to wish you and yours a heartfelt happy and safe New Year! Let’s first look at some of the major trends that defined 2017. We’ve got a lot to cover!

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Spring Tool Suite 3.9.2 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 3.9.2 release of the Spring Tool Suite, our Eclipse-based tooling.

Highlights from this release include:

  • updated to Eclipse Oxygen.2 release (https://www.eclipse.org/oxygen/noteworthy/)
  • includes updated support for JDK9 and JUnit 5
  • allows to install Spring Tools 4 Public Beta features as early-access add-ons

To download the distributions, please go visit:

Detailed new and noteworthy notes can be found here: STS 3.9.2 New & Noteworthy.

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This Week in Spring - December 19th, 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! I’ve just returned from London where I spent Monday talking to Pivotal customers and helping teams build software in terms of Spring.

Now I’m home for the holidays. Can you believe we’re only a few weeks away from 2018!? Where has the time gone! Chanukah, Christmas and Boxing Day will all be over and Kwanzaa will have started before next week’s installment of This Week in Spring, so on behalf of the Spring team and Pivotal as a whole, let me wish you the warmest and happiest of holidays!

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This Week in Spring, December 12th, 2017

Hi Spring fans and welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! I’m still reeling from the incredible, larger-and-better-than-ever SpringOne Platform 2017 event last week! Ouch! My brain…

This week I’m speaking to customers and am presenting at two User Groups (in Atlanta, GA and St. Louis, MO) on testing and all things Spring with my new teammate Mario Gray (@mariogray)! Join us.

This Sunday, it’s off to London for a few days customer visits. If you’re around, don’t hesitate to say hello (@starbuxman).

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This Week in Spring - December 5th, 2017

Hi Spring fans and welcome to This Week in Spring from the premier JVM-language event SpringOne Platform 2017! There is a massive amount of stuff to cover, especially in light of SpringOne Platform, so let’s get to it!

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Spring Cloud Finchley.M5 Released

On behalf of the team and community, I am pleased to announce that the Milestone 5 (M5) of the Spring Cloud Finchley Release Train is available today. The release can be found in Spring Milestone repository. You can check out the Finchley release notes for more information.

Notable Changes in the Finchley Release Train

This update contains changes for compatibility with Spring Boot 2.0.0.M7.

Spring Cloud Sleuth

The spans created via the @Async are now always continuing a parent span instead of creating a new one.

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Spring Tools 4 - public beta released

spring tools 4

Beginning today, we enter a new chapter in the tooling landscape for Spring and the development of enterprise applications built on top of the de-facto standard, Spring Boot. By unveiling the public beta of the next generation of our Spring tooling, we allow developers around the globe to get a preview of what is coming next to improve their developer experience around Spring and Spring Boot.

Spring Aware

smart code completion

The all-new Spring Tools 4 analyze your projects on the fly, understand the Spring constructs inside, and provide easy and super quick navigation to all your Spring elements. Finding a specific request mapping, an exact bean definition, or a newly created function was never as easy as with the new Spring Tools 4.

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