Upgrades to the latest version of supported libraries and tools, enhancements through and with Spring Framework 5, and changes to the heart of Spring Boot. The second major release of Spring Boot leaves no stone unturned. The last part of this series focuses on some “minor” changes and improvements in Spring Boot 2.
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One of the most popular modules Spring Boot has to offer is Spring Boot Actuator. In the world of actuators, as part of the drive technology sector, actuators refer to drive elements that actively intervene in the respective process and bring about desired changes. They often have a great leverage effect: small changes lead to great agitation. As a core component of Spring Boot 2, this module undergoes some changes.
Spring Data and Spring Security are two important modules whose versions are managed by Spring Boot. Consequently, both modules are affected by the update to Spring Boot 2. New applications created directly with Spring Boot 2 usually benefit the most. Applications that are being updated must address these new aspects through active migration.
New topics, new functions but also some work in your luggage: With Spring Boot 2, Pivotal’s developers are launching a new generation of convention pre-configuration solution for building Spring applications. In this series of articles Michael Simons, Senior Consultant at innoQ Germany, gives a comprehensive introduction to the basics and the news of the new version of Spring Boot.
In this article Michael Simons discusses how modern programming paradigms make software patterns not superfluous but easier to understand and less prone to error. He also shows how to make use of Java 8 Lambdas to create a very simple implementation of the factory pattern and a somewhat more complicated version of a builder pattern implementation.