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John Blum

John Blum

Spring Data Team

Portland, OR

Blog Posts by John Blum

Spring Boot for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire 1.0.0.M4 Released!

On behalf of the Spring, Apache Geode and Pivotal GemFire communities, I am pleased to announce the release of Spring Boot for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire (SBDG) 1.0.0.M4.

Special appreciation goes out to @starbuxman for his invaluable feedback after SpringOne Platform 2018. And, if you have not seen Josh’s Spring Tip video on Apache, please check it out.

What’s New

Among a few minor updates, Milestone 4 adds the following new capabilities:

  • Externalized configuration support with Spring Boot’s Configuration Processor and SBDG provided @ConfigurationProperties classes (Read here for more details). Inside STS or IJ Enterprise addition, developers will have the added convenience of auto-completion and content assist.

  • GemFire/Geode nodes can now be named with the spring.application.name property.

  • The GemFire/Geode Spring Boot starters now include Spring Shell as a runtime dependency, which is convenient when enabling and using GemFire/Geode’s management services.

  • Provided a workaround to an issue in Spring Cloud Commons .

For complete list of changes, see the changelog.

You can acquire the bits from the Spring libs-milestone repository:

Maven
<repositories>
    <repository>
        <id>spring-libs-milestone</id>
        <name>Spring Milestone Maven Repository</name>
        <url>https://repo.spring.io/libs-milestone</url>
    </repository>
</repositories>

<dependencies>
    <dependency>
        <groupId>org.springframework.geode</groupId>
        <artifactId>spring-geode-starter</artifactId>
        <version>1.0.0.M4</version>
    </dependency>
</dependencies>
Gradle
repository {
  maven { url "https://repo.spring.io/libs-milestone" }
}

dependencies {
  compile 'org.springframework.geode:spring-geode-starter:1.0.0.M4'
}

To switch from Apache Geode to Pivotal GemFire simply, change the Spring Boot starter from spring-geode-starter to spring-gemfire-starter.

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Spring Session for Apache Geode/Pivotal GemFire 2.0.8.RELEASE available!

I am pleased to announce Spring Session for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire (SSDG) 2.0.8.RELEASE.

SSDG builds on Spring Session 2.0.9.RELEASE, Spring Data Kay-SR13 and Spring Framework 5.0.12.RELEASE along with Apache Geode 1.2.1 and Pivotal GemFire 9.1.1. Additionally, SSDG 2.0.8.RELEASE is compatible with Spring Boot 2.0.x based applications.

This release pulls in many enhancements from the 2.1.x release branch along with a few minor fixes. Highlights include:

  1. Prevent saving non-dirty Sessions (Issue-12). This primarily protects against Apache Geode/Pivotal GemFire bug GEODE-6032.

  2. Standardize all logging on SLF4J (Issue-18).

  3. Fixed bug involving incorrect synchronization lock on Session attributes passed down from the Session object on creation.

  4. Fixed bug involving Data Serialization to properly identify when a user uses a custom DataSerializer to de/serialize the Session.

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Spring Session for Apache Geode/Pivotal GemFire 2.1.2.RELEASE

It is my pleasure to announce Spring Session for Apache Geode and Pivotal GemFire (SSDG), 2.1.2.RELEASE (official project site).

In addition to several new features and improvements that follow, SSDG 2.1.2.RELEASE builds on:

  • Spring Framework 5.1.3.RELEASE.

  • Spring Data for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire Lovelace-SR3.

  • Spring Session 2.1.2.RELEASE.

These bits will be picked up in Spring Boot 2.1.2.RELEASE and are available in Maven Central now.

You can easily switch from Apache Geode to Pivotal GemFire simply by changing your application dependency from

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Spring Session for Apache Geode/Pivotal GemFire 2.0.6.RELEASE and 2.1.0.RELEASE Available!

Good things come in pairs, so I am happy to announce the availability of Spring Session for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire (SSDG) 2.0.6.RELEASE and 2.1.0.RELEASE.

SSDG 2.0.6.RELEASE, based on Spring Framework 5.0.10.RELEASE, Spring Data Kay-SR11 and Spring Session core 2.0.7.RELEASE mainly contains dependency updates.

SSDG 2.1.0.RELEASE, on the other hand, has been upgraded to Spring Framework 5.1.1.RELEASE, Spring Data Lovelace-SR1 and Spring Session core 2.1.0.RELEASE, and additionally includes support for custom Session expiration policies and rules.

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Spring Boot for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire 1.0.0.M3 Released!

On behalf of the Spring and Apache Geode communities, I am pleased to announce the third milestone release of Spring Boot for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire (SBDG), version 1.0.0.M3.

The bits for 1.0 final GA are nearly complete. There will be 1 more development milestone (RC1) before final GA. The new 1.0.0.M3 bits can be acquired from the Spring libs-milestone repo.

What’s New

SBDG 1.0.0.M3 adds support for using Spring Boot’s Actuator feature with Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire (and, by extension, Pivotal Cloud Cache, which is backed by Pivotal GemFire).

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Spring Boot for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire 1.0.0.M2 Released!

On behalf of the team and the community, I am pleased to announce the release of Spring Boot for Apache Geode and Pivotal GemFire 1.0.0.M2.

In summary this release brings the following improvements:

  • Auto-configuration support for Spring Session when using Apache Geode, Pivotal GemFire or Pivotal Cloud Cache (PCC) to manage and store your Spring Boot application’s (HTTP) Session state.

  • Recognition of spring.cache.type when using Spring’s Cache Abstraction auto-configured with Spring Boot.

  • Additions and improvements to the documentation.

  • Upgrades to Spring Framework 5.0.8.RELEASE, Spring Boot 2.0.4.RELEASE and Spring Data Kay-SR9

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Spring Session for Apache Geode/Pivotal GemFire 2.0.5.RELEASE and 2.1.0.M1 Released!

On behalf of the team as well as the community, I am pleased to announce the release of Spring Session for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire (SSDG) 2.0.5.RELEASE (Apple) and 2.1.0.M1 (Bean).

SSDG 2.0.5.RELEASE is based on Spring Session 2.0.5.RELEASE, Spring Data Kay-SR9 and Spring Framework 5.0.8.RELEASE and is available in Maven Central.

SSDG 2.1.0.M1 is based on Spring Session 2.1.0.M2, Spring Data Lovelace-RC2 and Spring Framework 5.1.0.RC2 and is available from Spring libs-milestone.

Both releases bring with it a new way to configure Spring Session when using either Apache Geode or Pivotal GemFire, or even Pivotal Cloud Cache (PCC), to manage your Spring Boot Web application’s (HTTP) Session state.

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Spring Boot for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire 1.0.0.M1 Released!

Greetings Spring & Apache Geode/Pivotal GemFire communities-

I am happy to announce the first milestone release of Spring Boot for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire, version 1.0.0.M1.

This is a great new project building on the work started in Spring Data for Apache Geode/Pivotal GemFire nearly 2 years ago, when we introduced annotation-based configuration.

With Spring Boot’s "convention over configuration" approach using auto-configuration, this project takes configuration and development of Spring Boot, Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire applications to the next level, whether building and running applications in a stand-alone or a managed environment like Pivotal CloudFoundry (PCF), when using Pivotal Cloud Cache (PCC).

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Spring Session for Apache Geode/Pivotal GemFire 2.0.3.RELEASE Released!

Greetings Spring & Apache Geode/Pivotal GemFire community.

It is my pleasure to announce the release of Spring Session for Apache Geode & Pivotal GemFire 2.0.3.RELEASE. This release aligns with Spring Session core 2.0.3.RELEASE and Spring Data Kay-SR7.

Of course, Spring Session core 2.0.4.RELEASE and Spring Data Kay-SR8 are already available and you can expect another release of Spring Session for Apache Geode/Pivotal GemFire in early July. This is an intermediate release with:

  • Upgrades to Gradle 4.8, using Spring Build Conventions Gradle Plugin 0.0.16.RELEASE.

  • Updated dependencies (as noted above).

  • Switched dependency management to Spring Boot’s Dependency BOM, based on Spring Boot 2.0.2.RELEASE to better align with the Spring ecosystem of projects and 3rd party dependencies.

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Spring Session Data Geode/GemFire 2.0.0.RC1 Available

On behalf of the Spring and Apache Geode/Pivotal GemFire communities, I am pleased to announce the release of Spring Session Data Geode and Spring Session Data GemFire 2.0.0.RC1 releases.

Both releases build on:

  1. Spring Framework 5.0.1.RELEASE

  2. Spring Security 2.0.0.RC1

  3. Spring Data Kay-RC1

  4. Spring Session core 2.0.0.RC1

  5. Spring Boot 2.0.0.M5

The artifacts can be acquired from Spring libs-milestone:

Maven
<repositories>
  <repository>
    <id>spring-libs-milestone</id>
    <url>https://repo.spring.io/libs-milestone</url>
  </repository>
</repositories>

<dependencies>
  <dependency>
    <groupId>org.springframework.session</groupId>
    <artifactId>spring-session-data-geode</artifactId>
    <version>2.0.0.RC1</version>
  </dependency>
</dependencies>
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