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Martin Lippert

Martin Lippert

Developer Tools Engineering, Spring Tool Suite Lead

Hamburg, Germany

Martin leads the Spring Tool Suite and the Spring IDE projects at Pivotal and works together with the tools team on providing the best developer tools out there for Spring and Cloud Foundry. In addition to that he works on next generation developer tooling and innovative new architectures for cloud-based developer tooling. Before joining the Spring family at Pivotal, Martin co-founded it-agile, a leading consulting and development company focused on agile software development.
Blog Posts by Martin Lippert

Spring Tools 4.13.0 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.13.0 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

major changes to the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse distribution

  • updated to Eclipse 2021-12 release (including support for Java 17) (new and noteworthy)
  • builds for Apple Silicon platform (ARM M1) are available now from the regular download page

additional changes

  • (Spring Boot) fixed: STS 4.12.0 (for eclipse) *.yml can’t automatic prompt (#690)
  • (Spring Boot) fixed: A StackOverFlow error for serializable Kotlin data class for autocompletion in the Eclipse IDE (#693)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: Typescript comparison: An internal error occurred during: “LSP4E Linked Editing Highlight” (#700)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: js syntax highlight disabled by STS4 (#702)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: Cannot copy/paste from ANSI console without escape sequences (#667) - fixed in ANSI Color Console project thanks to @mihnita
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Spring Tools 4.12.1 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.12.1 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

important updates to the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse distribution

additional changes

  • (Eclipse) fixed: Alway Download sources and javadoc when I open sts (distribution includes latest m2e 1.18.2 release now) (#692)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: docker integration doesn’t work on Apple Silicon (#684)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: Annoying error message on every eclipse startup if CF destination is not reachable (#688)
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Spring Tools 4.12.0 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.12.0 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

major changes to the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse distribution

additional changes

  • (VS Code, Spring Boot) fixed: [codespaces] vscode extension crashes if specified log output location doesn’t work (#676)
  • (Eclipse, Spring Boot) improvement: Little UX improvement for Tags Editor in the Properties View (#649)
  • (Eclipse, Spring Boot) fixed: symbols don’t work anymore in Eclipse (#682)
  • (Eclipse, Spring Boot) fixed: Problem with the STS/eclipse initializr for custom project types (#660)
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Spring Tools 4.11.1 released

ear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.11.1 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

Fixes in this release

  • (VS Code, Spring Boot) fixed: [codespaces] spring boot extension starting up multiple times in Codespaces setting (#669)
  • (VS Code, Spring Boot) fixed: [codespaces] spring boot extension doesn’t find the right JDK when connecting to a codespace (#670)
  • (VS Code, Spring Boot) fixed: JAVA_Home should be right but still shows “Note Java 8 can still be used in your own projects” (#664)
  • (Eclipse) improvement: progress view shows many AsyncLiveExpression refresh messages and doesn’t respond anymore (#653)
  • (Eclipse) improvement: latest CI builds do not show port of running app anymore (#659)
  • (Concourse) improvement: Property ‘commit_message’ not recognized for semver resources (#655)
  • (Concourse) improvement: GitResource schema, add missing properties (#671)
  • (Concourse) improvement: Unknown property ‘fetch_tags’ for type ‘GitSource’(YamlSchemaProblem) (#668)
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Spring Tools 4.11.0 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.11.0 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

major changes to the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse distribution

  • updated to Eclipse 2021-06 release (including support for Java 16) (new and noteworthy)
  • early-access builds for Apple Silicon platform (ARM M1) available

reminder

  • the Eclipse-based distribution of the Spring Tools 4 requires a JDK11 (or newer) to run on
  • the Eclipse-based distribution ships with an embedded JDK16 runtime, no need to install or configure a specific JDK to run the IDE on anymore
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Spring Tools 4.10.0 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.10.0 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

major changes to the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse distribution

  • updated to Eclipse 2021-03 release

reminder

  • the Eclipse-based distribution of the Spring Tools 4 requires a JDK11 (or newer) to run on
  • ships with an embedded JDK15 runtime, no need to install or configure a specific JDK to run the IDE on anymore

additional changes

  • (Spring Boot) enhancement: .sts4 dir location now configurable (#601)
  • (Spring Boot) fixed: sometimes live hovers do not disappear (#609)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: debugger didn’t connect automatically to apps deployed to docker from the boot dashboard
  • (Eclipse) fixed: STS 4.8.0 template proposals invalid (#579)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: Fresh sts-4.9.0 starts with errors - no way to add Task repository (#606)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: Error on installing Mylyn JIRA Connector in STS 4.9.0 (#599)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: Duplicate com.sun.xml.bind installed screw other plugins (#588)
  • (Eclipse) update: remove WTP-based HTML tooling from Spring Tools 4 distribution (#572)
  • (CF Manifest) fixed: Error writing config: rename ~\.cf\temp-config025076595 ~\.cf\config.json: Access is denied. (#577)
  • (OpenVSX) fixed: the Spring extensions are back on the OpenVSX marketplace (#583)
  • (Concourse) improvement: Add display property to pipeline schema (#607) - contributed by @jghiloni
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Spring Tools 4.9.0 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.9.0 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

major changes to the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse distribution

  • updated to Eclipse 2020-12 release (including support for Java 15)

reminder

  • the Eclipse-based distribution of the Spring Tools 4 requires a JDK11 (or newer) to run on
  • ships with an embedded JDK15 runtime, no need to install or configure a specific JDK to run the IDE on anymore

additional changes

  • (Spring Boot) new: show bean startup performance metrics in live hovers and code lenses (details in the user guide)
  • (Spring Boot) new: show basic request mapping performance metrics in live hovers and code lensses (details in the user guide)
  • (Spring Boot) new: provide content-assist for constructor-arg name in Spring XML config files (#562)
  • (Spring Boot) fixed: language-server-internal exception happening when saving a file that has a space or other special characters in its name or path
  • (Eclipse) improvement: added support for custom scripts to create docker images when deploying a boot app to docker in the boot dashboard (details in the user guide)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: enable live hover action for more docker-related nodes in the boot dashboard
  • (Concourse) fixed: navigation in pipeline files with VSCode Concourse CI extension doesn’t work everytime (#483)
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Spring Tools 4.8.1 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.8.1 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

quick reminder

  • the Eclipse-based distribution of the Spring Tools 4 requires a JDK11 (or newer) to run on
  • the Eclipse-based distribution ships with an embedded JDK15 runtime, no need to install or configure a specific JDK to run the IDE on anymore

additional changes and fixes

  • (Spring Boot) new: Added support for Spring Boot multi-document properties files (#533)
  • (Spring Boot) fixed: Support escaping of map keys with ‘[]’ in Spring Boot property yaml files
  • (Spring Boot) fixed: Tolerate ‘.[’ for map navigation in .properties file
  • (Eclipse) improvement: support container image creation and container deployment of Spring Boot apps without maven wrapper
  • (Eclipse) improvement: better process label for live hovers from boot apps running in docker
  • (Eclipse) improvement: allow docker-deployed boot apps to find each other (via simple network setup inside of docker)
  • (Eclipse) improvement: automatically disable code hotswap when running a Spring Boot app with devtools in debug mode (to avoid conflicts between devtools and hot swap both try to update code in the running process)
  • (Eclipse) update: updated embedded JRE to JDK15, including the src.zip now
  • (Eclipse) update: re-organized Spring-related preference pages
  • (Eclipse) update: removed -Xverify:none and -noverify from the default fast startup settings for boot app launch configs
  • (Eclipse) update: default PWS endpoint URL removed from the dialog to create Cloud Foundry targets in the boot dashboard (since PWS is going away)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: errors appear in log when pausing docker containers
  • (Eclipse) fixed: do not show breakpoint warning when starting up a Spring Boot app
  • (Eclipse) fixed: added missing high-res and dark-mode-compatible icons for docker support in Spring Boot dashboard
  • (Eclipse) fixed: sometimes live hovers do not show up automatically after launching a boot app in docker
  • (Eclipse) fixed: improved stability when deploying multiple apps simultaneously to docker via the boot dashboard
  • (Eclipse) fixed: problem showing live request mappings for eureka-based apps
  • (Eclipse) fixed: dropdown in Spring Symbols view shows up with transparent background on Linux
  • (Concourse) fixed: support pipeline directory as well see (#525)
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Spring Tools 4.8.0 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.8.0 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

This release includes major changes to the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse distribution

  • updated to Eclipse 2020-09 release
  • requires a JDK11 to run on
  • ships with an embedded JDK14 runtime, no need to install or configure a specific JDK to run the IDE on anymore
  • includes Eclipse Docker tooling by default now (in addition to the nice docker integration for the Spring Boot Dashboard)
  • includes Wild Web Developer tooling now (#354), including advanced support for JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML, and more
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Spring Tools 4.7.2 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.7.2 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

Highlights from this release include:

  • (Eclipse) new: this releases introduces a completely new wizard in Eclipse to add Spring Boot starter modules to existing projects. Take a look at the user guide section about it to learn all about this new and way more flexible way to add modules to your Spring Boot projects.
  • (Eclipse) new: this releases introduces an experimental early version of support for the Spring Boot OCI image building support in combination with Docker. You can now use the Spring Boot Dashboard in Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse to create images and run them on docker, debug the app on Docker and use Spring Boot Devtools on Docker - and all this is just one click away. Check out the preliminary section about it in the user guide.
  • (Eclipse) enhancement: Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse distributions now have the standard Eclipse tooling for Docker pre-installed
  • (Eclipse) fixed: wizard to grab Spring guide projects now shows errors that happen while downloading the projects in dialog title section
  • (Eclipse) fixed: live hover caused exceptions in certain situations, fix contributed to lsp4e project
  • (Eclipse) enhancement: deploy Java 11 based Spring apps to Cloud Foundry now easier via the boot dashboard
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