It’s been nearly a year since Spring 5 blossomed. This week, Spring 5.1 RC 1 sprung, along with general availability for Spring Cloud Data Flow 1.6. We take a look at what’s in store for developers in both of these releases.
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.
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.
Spring Framework 5.0 is here and it’s ready for the long haul! There’s support for JDK 9 and the Java EE 8 API level, comprehensive integration with Reactor 3.1, JUnit 5, and the Kotlin language. Plus, there’s a dedicated reactive web framework called Spring WebFlux. Dig in!
A feature-complete Spring Framework 5.0 release candidate has just become available. The next release candidate should arrive later this month and the final release is expected in late June. Let’s revisit the four biggest Spring Framework 5 feature themes.
One of the biggest topics in Spring Boot 2.0 is the support for Spring 5. What does this mean in terms of features and how does Spring 5 embrace reactive programming? Stéphane Nicoll, software engineer at Pivotal answers these questions and more in anticipation of his JAX talk next week.
Spring Boot, the new convention-over-configuration centric framework from the Spring team at Pivotal, marries Spring’s flexibility with conventional, common sense defaults to make application development not just fly, but pleasant! Spring developer advocate Josh Long takes a look at what Spring Boot is, why it is turning heads, why you should consider it for your next application and how to get started.
WSO2 Microservices Framework for Java (WSO2 MSF4J) first launched in March 2016, providing developers the ability to quickly and easily create secure, high-performance microservices in Java that support container-based deployments. WSO2 Director of Architecture, Apache member and long-time open source contributor, Afkham Azeez talks about version 2.0 of WSO2 MSF4J, which was released in late July 2016 and adds support for the widely adopted Spring application framework, among other features.
This year’s Java Tools and Technologies Landscape Report takes a look at the trends and patterns in the JVM, analyzes the data and makes predictions about the way the JVM landscape will look like in the next few years. We talked to Simon Maple, Head of Developer Advocacy at ZeroTurnaround, about the results of this report and what the numbers mean for developers.
Modern-day Spring allows you to be pretty concise. You can get an elaborate web service up and running using very little code. But when you write idiomatic Spring, you find yourself strewing your code with lots of magic annotations whose function and behavior are hidden within complex framework code and documentation.
Each Monday we take a step back and analyze what has happened in the previous week. Last week Angular 2 made a cameo on our portal, Bitcoin’s blockchain steered away from its original purpose and we asked you if Java EE should be developed independently from Oracle.