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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 4.4.0 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.4.0 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

Highlights from this release include:

  • (Eclipse) major change: quick text search contributed to the Eclipse platform and ships to millions of Eclipse users now
  • (Eclipse) improvement: updated to Eclipse 2019-09 release
  • (Eclipse) improvement: various improvements to support the dark theme
  • (Eclipse) fixed: deadlock during startuo fixed
  • (Concourse) improvement: updated to latest changes in Concourse YAML elements and attributes
  • various additional bug fixes
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Spring Tools 4.3.2 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.3.2 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

Highlights from this release include:

  • (Spring Boot) fixed: CTRL-click navigation does not handle properties on super class correctly (#326)
  • (Spring Boot) fixed: Configuration property analysis does not handle properties written in snake_case correctly (#327)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: language server processes not being terminated correctly under specific circumstances, resulting in many language server processes keep running while Eclipse is open
  • (Eclipse) fixed: Eclipse Language Server cannot be resolved because of a uses constraint violation (#325)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: UI freezes caused by xmlnamespace support? (#318)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: missing javax.inject import causes CF integration in boot dashboard to fail
  • a number of additional bug fixes…
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Spring Tools 4.3.1 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.3.1 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

Highlights from this release include:

  • (all language servers) performance: further improvements to the language server startup time
  • (Spring Boot) fixed: wrong error markers in properties files (#314)
  • (VS Code) fixed: vscode goto definition error with lsp (#309)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: STS4 can now be installed again into an existing Eclipse install when running on JDK8
  • (Eclipse) fixed: deadlock when starting up the Spring Boot language server for workspaces with many projects
  • (Eclipse) fixed: cannot launch apps in boot dashboard anymore when using early builds of Eclipse 2019-09 (4.13)
  • (Eclipse) improved, but not completely fixed yet: freeze when opening pom.xml file - if you still experience slowness here, please apply the workaround as documented in the issues comment (comment on #314)
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Spring Tools 4.3.0 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.3.0 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

Highlights from this release include:

  • (Eclipse Theia vs Atom) Eclipse Theia now officially supported, Atom support deprecated
  • (Spring Boot) improvement: project classpath notifications now happen in batch on startup to further optimize performance and job load on the Eclipse side
  • (Spring Boot) improvement: symbols are now being re-created if dependent types change
  • (Spring Boot) fixed: Slow code completion takes more than a 1 sec. (#293)
  • (Spring Boot) fixed: content-assist for Spring XML config files now working again in VS Code and Theia
  • (Spring Boot) fixed: Anonymous inner type beans don’t have boot hints
  • (CF Manifest) fixed: CF manifest editor supports manifest files with number of instances set to zero
  • (Concourse) fixed: Added support for vars property in task step
  • (Eclipse) fixed: quickly restarting apps in boot dashboard multiple times could cause failures
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Spring Tool Suite 3.9.9 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 3.9.9 maintenance release of the Spring Tool Suite 3 (STS3).

Highlights from this release include:

  • updated to Eclipse 2019-06 release
  • mimics the https-preferring XSD schema lookup of the core Spring framework
  • allows users to use https for Spring schema locations as default
  • various bug fixes

To download the distributions, please go visit:

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Spring Tools 4.2.2 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.2.2 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Atom.

Highlights from this release include:

  • (all language servers) performance: additional improvements to language server startup time
  • (Spring Boot) new: navigation for bean identifiers, bean classes, and property names for Spring XML config files
  • (Spring Boot) new: content-assist rolled out for many more Spring XML config elements and attributes
  • (Spring Boot) fixed: Detect @RequestMapping with path defined as constant instead of literal string (#281)
  • (CF Manifest) new: added support for anchors and references
  • (Eclipse) new: added project-related XSD schema resolution
  • (Eclipse) fixed: high CPU and memory spikes when code minings and live hovers are active (#292)
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Spring Tools 4.2.1 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.2.1 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Atom.

Highlights from this release include:

  • (Spring Boot) performance: additional performance and memory footprint improvements to symbol indexing, now eats less memory and is faster while doing the initial indexing run
  • (Spring Boot) new: content-assist for bean types in Spring XML config files
  • (Spring Boot) new: content-assist for property names in Spring XML config files
  • (Spring Boot) new: content-assist for bean references in property definitions in Spring XML config files (very rough early cut, needs a lot more work on proposal content, number of proposals, and sorting)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: empty property values in custom properties not set when launching boot apps (#275)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: content-assist doesn’t activate (restart) old language servers anymore
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Spring Tools 4.2.0 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.2.0 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Atom.

Highlights from this release include:

  • (Spring Boot) new: Allow configuration of VM arguments for LSP process “PropertiesLauncher” (#211)
  • (Spring Boot) performance: major performance improvements to symbol indexing infrastructure by caching created symbols across language server starts
  • (Spring Boot) performance: replaced internal type indexing with communication to JDT (language server) to save time and memory spend for keeping our own type index
  • (Eclipse) new: distribution updated to Eclipse 2019-03
  • (Eclipse) new: enables Spring JMX support now by default in Spring Boot launch configs
  • various additional bug fixes and improvements
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Spring Tool Suite 3.9.8 released

Dear Spring Community,

Hey!

I am happy to announce the 3.9.8 maintenance release of the Spring Tool Suite 3 (STS3).

Highlights from this release include:

  • updated to Eclipse 2019-03 release
  • quick text search allows you to switch between modal and non-modal mode
  • quick test search allows you to limit search scope to specific files
  • new tab for running boot apps that show live data from the apps environment
  • various bug fixes

To download the distributions, please go visit:

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Spring Tools 4.1.2 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.1.2 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Atom.

Highlights from this release include:

  • (Spring Boot) new: live hover information for bean wirings now supports war-packaged boot apps running in a local server installation
  • (Spring Boot) new: live hover information for @Value annotations (#177)
  • (Spring Boot) new: bean symbols from XML config files now include exact location information
  • (Spring Boot) fixed: navigate to resource in live hovers for apps running on CF works again
  • (Spring Boot) fixed: search for symbols in project now happens on the server side to avoid no project-related symbols showing up on the client side before you start typing in a query
  • (Spring Boot) performance: improvement to further reduce the CPU load when checking processes for live hovers (#140)
  • (Spring Boot) performance: the language server doesn’t trigger a full source and javadoc download for Maven projects anymore
  • (Concourse) new: support for hierarchical symbols in file added, produces nice outline view information now
  • (Concourse) new: support for YAML anchors, references, extend added (#58)
  • (Eclipse) new: quick text search can be switched to non-modal mode (#189)
  • (Eclipse) new: quick text search allows results to be filtered for certain file types (#185)
  • (Eclipse) fixed: startup performance regression found in early builds on Eclipse 4.11
  • various additional bug fixes and improvements
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