Ready for take-off

Spring Boot 2 – An overview: Actuator 2.0

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.

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Spring Boot 2 – an overview: Spring Data and Spring Security 5

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.

The boots tightly laced twice

Spring Boot 2 – An introduction: Current dependencies & the basis Spring 5

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.

Ready for 2018 and beyond

Spring Framework 5.0 is here

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!

Final release is due next month

Feature-complete Spring Framework 5.0 RC1 is here

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.

The convention-over-configuration framework

Spring Boot – what it is and how to get started

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.

Analyzing the synergy between the performance of WSO2 MSF4J and the agility of Spring

Performance advantages WSO2 Microservices Framework for Java 2.0 brings to Spring

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.

Interview with Simon Maple, Head of Developer Advocacy at ZeroTurnaround

“I don’t expect microservices to become a default architecture”

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.

Interview with Mike Croft, Java middleware consultant at Payara

“There is a heated debate between the Java EE camp and Spring camp”

“The key benefit of Java EE and Spring over JavaScript is that they allow you to forget the frameworks and technologies and just focus on the business logic.” JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc talked to Mike Croft, Java middleware consultant at Payara, about the myths surrounding Java EE and the advantages of Payara Micro.


A functional reactive alternative to Spring

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.