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Mark Paluch

Mark Paluch

Spring Data Project Lead

Weinheim, Germany

Mark is Software Craftsman, Spring Data Project Lead at Pivotal, and Lead of the Lettuce Redis driver. His focus is now on reactive data integrations and R2DBC.
Blog Posts by Mark Paluch

Spring Vault 2.2.1.RELEASE and 2.1.5.RELEASE available

On behalf of the community, I’d like to announce the availability of Spring Vault releases 2.2.1.RELEASE and 2.1.5.RELEASE.

Both releases ship with mostly bugfixes and dependency upgrades. Spring Vault 2.2.1.RELEASE ships also support to disable authentication and session management so it can be used with Vault Agent’s cached authentication.

For a complete list of changes, see the 2.2.1.RELEASE changelog respective 2.1.5.RELEASE changelog.

With this release, we’d also like to announce that Spring Vault 2.1.x is going to end of life in November 2020. We encourage all users to upgrade to the latest release of the 2.2.x line. You can find more details about the supported versions on our versions overview in the GitHub repository.

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Spring Data Neumann M1 released

On behalf of the Spring Data team, I’m happy to announce the first milestone of the Neumann release train. This release ships over 260 tickets fixed. The Neumann release train is planned to ship major driver upgrades. This initial milestone covers all of our major version increments and ships driver upgrades to Elasticsearch 7 and the DataStax Java driver 4.3 for Apache Cassandra.

The most important new features are:

  • Repository support for Kotlin Coroutines.
  • Upgrade to Cassandra Driver 4.
  • Upgrade to Elasticsearch 7.
  • Major refactoring of the Spring Data Elasticsearch Template API. Reactive client based on WebClient and reactive repository support.
  • Upgrade to Solr 8.4.
  • Upgrade to Geode 1.10.
  • Support for fully immutable types (setting properties via copy constructors).
  • Spring Data R2DBC is part of the Spring Data release train.
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Spring Data Moore SR4 and Lovelace SR15 released

On behalf of the community, I’d like to announce that that Spring Data Moore SR4 and Lovelace SR15 are available now.

Moore SR4 ships with 59 tickets fixed and Lovelace SR15 ships with 34 tickets fixed. Both releases contain mostly bug fixes and dependency upgrades. Moore SR4 is built on top of the recently released Spring Framework 5.2.3 and will be picked up by Spring Boot 2.2.3 for easier consumption. Similarly, Lovelace SR15 uses Spring Framework 5.1.13 and will be included by Spring Boot 2.1.12 in the coming days.

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Spring Data R2DBC goes GA

On behalf of the team and everyone that contributed, I am delighted to announce that Spring Data R2DBC 1.0 is generally available from repo.spring.io as well as Maven Central!

Spring Data R2DBC 1.0 is a non-blocking database client library for the just released R2DBC specification that lets you build reactive applications that use SQL databases. The most notable features of Spring Data R2DBC are:

  • Functional-reactive declaration of data access
  • Fluent API
  • Support for Transactions
  • Named parameter support (Dialect-aware)
  • Repositories
  • Kotlin Coroutines extensions
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Spring Data Moore SR2 and Lovelace SR13 available

On behalf of the community, I’m pleased to announce the availability of the Spring Data Moore SR2 and Lovelace SR13 service releases.

Both releases fix 66 tickets in total, mostly bugfixes. We decided to ship both versions on short notice to address bugs around auditing and converter registration for a broader range of users, as we’ve noted an increased number of bug reports in both areas. If you use Spring Data through Spring Boot, you can consume the released artifacts by setting the spring-data-releasetrain.version property to Moore-SR2 or Lovelace-SR13.

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Spring Vault 2.2 goes GA

On behalf of the community, I’m excited to announce that Spring Vault 2.2 is generally available from repo.spring.io as well as Maven Central. This release ships with several refinements and new features.

The most notable changes are:

  • Support for PCF-based authentication by using instance identity certificates.

  • Extensions for a seamless Kotlin 1.3 experience and Kotlin Coroutines support.

  • Builders for RestTemplate and WebClient to customize interceptors, filter functions, and default headers.

  • Vault namespace support (Vault Enterprise edition only).

  • A revised @VaultPropertySource supporting versioned key-value backends.

  • Added listener and events support to LifecycleAwareSessionManager.

  • Support for the Jetty HTTP Client as an alternative reactive HTTP client.

  • Reactive support for AWS IAM authentication.

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Spring Data R2DBC 1.0 RC1 released

On behalf of the team and everyone that contributed, I am pleased to announce that the first release candidate of Spring Data R2DBC 1.0 has been released and is available from our milestone repository. This release contains 60 issues and pull requests. It upgrades its baseline to R2DBC 0.8 RC1 and Spring Data Moore GA.

The most notable features are:

  • ConnectionFactory routing through AbstractRoutingConnectionFactory.
  • Utilities for schema initialization through ResourceDatabasePopulator and ScriptUtils.
  • Propagation and reset of Auto-Commit and Isolation Level control through TransactionDefinition.
  • Support for Entity-level converters.
  • Kotlin extensions for reified generics and Coroutines.
  • Add pluggable mechanism to register dialects.
  • API refinements.
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Spring Data Moore goes GA

On behalf of the community and everyone who has contributed, it’s my pleasure to announce that Spring Data Moore is now generally available from Maven Central and our release repository.

Spring Data Moore requires JDK 8 or higher and specifically supports JDK 11 as the current long-term support branch as well as JDK 13 as the latest OpenJDK release. Here’s an excerpt from the 960 tickets that were addressed with this release train:

  • Imperative and Reactive EntityCallback APIs for immutable object support and as a base for future reactive auditing
  • First-class support for Kotlin Coroutines
  • Performance improvements
  • Declarative aggregations and reactive Querydsl support Spring Data MongoDB repositories
  • Reactive transaction manager in Spring Data MongoDB
  • Reactive support for Spring Data Elasticsearch
  • Redis Streams support with Spring Data Redis
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Spring Data Lovelace SR11 released

On behalf of the community, I’m pleased to announce that Spring Data Lovelace SR11 is now available.

This release ships with 72 tickets fixed, mostly bug fixes and dependency upgrades. Lovelace SR11 is built on top the recently released Spring Framework 5.1.10 and will be picked up by Spring Boot 2.1.9 for easier consumption.

Finally, here are links to the reference documentation, changelogs, and artifacts of the individual project releases:

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