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Spring Session for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire 2.0.9.RELEASE & 2.1.3.RELEASE Available

I am pleased to announce the release of Spring Session for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire (SSDG), 2.0.9.RELEASE and 2.1.3.RELEASE.

Both of these releases focus on dependency updates to align with the rest of the Spring portfolio in their respective release lines.

SSDG 2.0.9.RELEASE builds on:

  • Spring Framework 5.0.13.RELEASE

  • Spring Data Kay-SR14

  • Spring Session 2.0.10.RELEASE (Apple-SR9)

  • And is targeted for use in Spring Boot 2.0.9.RELEASE.

SSDG 2.1.3.RELEASE builds on:

  • Spring Framework 5.1.6.RELESE

  • Spring Data Lovelace-SR6

  • Spring Session 2.1.5.RELEASE (Bean-SR4)

  • And is targeted for use in Spring Boot 2.1.4.RELEASE

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Going Reactive with Spring, Coroutines and Kotlin Flow

Since we announced Spring Framework official support for Kotlin in January 2017, a lot of things happened. Kotlin was announced as an official Android development language at Google I/O 2017, we continued to improve the Kotlin support across Spring portfolio and Kotlin itself has continued to evolve with key new features like coroutines.

I would like to take the opportunity of the first milestone of Spring Framework 5.2 to give a status overview of where we are when it comes to Spring and Kotlin. And I will make my best to focus on concrete improvements since I believe Spring and Kotlin share the same pragmatic mindset.

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Spring Data Moore M3 released

Hot on the heels of Spring Framework 5.2 M1 and just in time for the upcoming Spring Boot 2.2 M2 release, on behalf of the Spring Data team, I’m pleased to announce the availability of the third milestone of the Moore release train.

Notable changes amongst many others:

  • Flow extensions for Kotlin coroutines in Spring Data for Apache Cassandra & MongoDB.
  • MongoDB Json Schema generation from domain Types.
  • Support for BINARY storage type in Spring Data JDBC.
  • Alternative EntityMapper for Elasticsearch.
  • Improved Geospatial query support for Neo4j.
  • Smarter Redis cluster topology caching.
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Spring Integration SMB 1.1 GA Available

On behalf of Spring Integration team I am pleased to announce that the 1.1.0.RELEASE for the Spring Integration Extension for SMB is available.

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

compile "org.springframework.integration:spring-integration-smb:1.1.0.RELEASE"

I would like to thank Gregory Bragg for awesome contribution to this project in regards to update it to the latest client library version to support SMB v2 & 3!

You can learn more about this extension on its GitHub page.

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Spring Framework 5.2.0.M1 available now

On behalf of the team and everyone that contributed, I am pleased to announce that the first milestone of Spring Framework 5.2 has been released and is available from our milestone repository. This release closes over 140 issues and pull requests.

This first milestone is packed with features and fixes, including:

  • Many core container improvements, from parsing annotation data with the new MergedAnnotations API to @Configuration class optimizations
  • Support for Kotlin coroutines
  • New WebMvc.fn programming model in the spring-webmvc module providing a functional alternative to annotated controllers that’s built on the Servlet API. Now spring-webmvc like spring-webflux offers both functional and annotation-based programming models.
  • Performance improvements in Spring MVC and Spring WebFlux to reduce overhead in request mapping, media type parsing, CORS checks, and more
  • RSocket support including response handling via annotated @MessageMapping methods and performing requests via RSocketRequester.
  • Many interesting integration testing improvements, especially if you’re dealing with application and context events in tests
  • A brand new look for our reference documentation
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Spring Data Lovelace SR6, Kay SR14, Ingalls SR20 Released

On behalf of the entire team I’d like to announce the availability of three service releases for Spring Data release trains: Lovelace SR6, Kay SR14, and Ingalls SR20.

The releases are recommended upgrades as they contain fixes for a CVE in Spring Data JPA.

Spring Boot 2.1.4, 2.0.9, and 1.5.20 already pull in the above Spring Data versions, including the fixes that were released last week, and are now also available for use.

Here’s the content of the releases:

Spring Data Lovelace SR6

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Spring Cloud Data Flow 2.0.2 GA Released

The Spring Cloud Data Flow team is pleased to announce the release of 2.0.2 GA of Data Flow. Follow the Getting Started guides for running on Local, Cloud Foundry, and Kubernetes.

This is a minor release with mostly bug fixes and documentation enhancements.

Here are the highlights of this release:

  • Improved documentation

    • Docs update for enabling Kafka on Helm Chart

    • Improved architecture diagrams

    • Getting started guide improvements

  • Bug fixes on Spring Cloud Data Flow, Spring Cloud Data Flow UI, and Spring Cloud Deployer implementations

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This Week in Spring - April 9th, 2019

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another wild-and-wacky week of This Week in Spring! I’m in Johannesburg, South Africa where I both spoke at the SpringOne Tour South Africa event and at the Johannesburg Java User Group. Had tons of fun on safari visiting (from the safety of a good deal of distance and an SUV) the utterly astonishing and beautiful - majestic - wildlife here. I can’t stress that last part enough. The animals here are so, so, SO breathtaking. I got as close as I ever want to get to an elephant that was like a small house with eyes. Utterly massive! It towered over buses. When you go into the bush, my tour guide warned, you enter the food chain, and there, we don’t figure very high at all. The experience reminded me how insignificant I am and how utterly privileged I am to be here, with you, dear community. We’re all pretty lucky.

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