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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 4.15.1 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.15.1 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

fixes and improvements

  • (Spring Boot) fixed: VScode incorrectly suggests removing @Autowired annotation from methods (#787)
  • (Spring Boot) fixed: VScode quick fix should not suggest removing @Autowired annotation from JUnit tests (#786)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: Not able to extract the new version of spring-tool-suite-4-4.15.0.RELEASE-e4.24.0-win32.win32.x86_64.self-extracting.jar on windows 11 (#788)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: Cannot open Spring Boot Language Server Java Editor settings menu (#789)
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Spring Tools 4.15.0 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.15.0 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

major changes to the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse distribution

fixes and improvements

  • (Spring Boot) fixed: vscode-sts: an edge case of workspace symbol for @PutMapping (#781)
  • (VSCode) fixed: Failed to refresh live data from process 12704 - com.xxxx.xx.xxx.BillingServiceApp after retries: 10 (#748)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: The Spring Boot Language Server is not immediately shutdown after closing the last open editor to avoid the need to restart the server when you open the next file (related to #568)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: When opening symbols, open the compilation unit from the relevant project (#769)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: The issue with the internal web browser not being able to open HTTP URLs on macOS got fixed. If you prefer to use the internal browser instead of an external one, you can make that switch in the preferences.
  • (Concourse) fixed: Update Concourse registry-image schema (#777)
  • (Concourse) fixed: Add registry_mirror & across as a known properties (#752)
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Goodbye Spring IDE - Welcome Spring Tools 4

On August 31 of 2004, only a few months after version 1.0 of the Spring Framework itself got released, Torsten Jürgeleit created a repository and made the initial commits to a project that became the tooling support for Spring in Eclipse, the Spring IDE project (while the roots of that work are probably going back further in time, as the comment of the first commit to the repository reads like there was a CVS repository even before that time.). Shortly after, Christian Dupuis joined, led the project for many years and initiated the Spring Tool Suite on top of Spring IDE.

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Spring Tools 4.14.1 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.14.1 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

fixes and improvements

  • (Spring Boot) fixed: use startupSnapshot instead of startup timer call to avoid wiping out the underlying data
  • (Spring Boot) fixed: When vscode opens a Java project for about 2 hours, the suggestion function will fail (#750)
  • (VSCode) enhancement: live hovers are now automatically show up when you launch a Spring Boot application in VSCode. Additional JVM args for the Spring Boot app to enable JMX are added to the launch automatically. More details can be found in the user guide section about Live Application Information.
  • (VSCode) enhancement: add extension APIs to get live data (#751) - contributed by @Eskibear
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Spring Tools 4.14.0 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.14.0 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

major changes to the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse distribution

fixes and improvements

  • (VSCode) fixed: VSCode Spring boot tools 1.30.0 error trying to find JVM (#726)
  • (VSCode) fixed: vscode “Problems” diagnostic entries lack “source” field (#725)
  • (VSCode) fixed: orphan vscode extension processes left running (#704)
  • (VSCode) fixed: deadlock in language server process avoids process to be shutdown (#741)
  • (VSCode) fixed: Outline View is broken again on Windows (#742)
  • (VSCode) fixed: boot-java.live-information.automatic-tracking.on is not working on vscode (#733)
  • (VSCode) fixed: Java 17 is mis-identified as Java 8 (#713)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: Deadlock with Spring LSP in Eclipse 4.23 with STS 4.23 nightlies (#729)
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Spring Tools 4.13.1 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.13.1 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

fixes and improvements

  • (Spring Boot) improvement: Consider if content assist can be offered for spring.config.import property keys (#536)
  • (Spring Boot) fixed: YAML editor generates wrong EOL characters in Windows (#709)
  • (VSCode) fixed: Always pop up a prompt box: indexing spring boot properties (#697)
  • (VSCode) fixed: Spring Boot Tools for VS Code incorrectly misidentifies internal JDK for Language Support for Java as a JRE (#715)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: Create or modify new project - maven update problem (#703)
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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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