Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring!
This week I’m off to the Microxchg conference in Berlin, Germany, to generally bring the Spring and talk about microservices. Then, it’s off to Stockholm, Sweden for JFokus! As usual, if you’re in either of those places, hit me up!
This week we’ve got a lot to cover so let’s get to it!
- Spring Batch lead Michael Minella has just announced a new project, Spring Cloud Task. Spring Cloud Task provides the ability to run, manage and distribute ad-hoc tasks in the same way you can run batch
Jobs with Spring Batch. There are some exciting integrations possible with Spring StateMachine and Spring Cloud Dataflow, so read this post and stay tuned!
- You might enjoy this German-language JAXenter post on Spring Cloud Task
- Spring Security lead Rob Winch has a nice post on security with Angular.js titled, Angular.js: Escaping the Expression Sandbox for XSS
- Spring Integration committer (and, yes, ninja) and Spring Integration Java Config DSL lead Artem Bilan has just announced Spring Integration 1.1.2 which includes updates and bug fixes.
- Spring IO Platform lead Andy Wilkinson’s just released Spring IO Platform 2.0.2 which adds the latest maintenance releases for several projects
- I really enjoyed Stathis Souris’s post on using Spring REST Docs: it’s thorough, progresses linearly and nicely, and it’s up-to-date. Well done!
- Our pal Biju Kunjummen’s put together a nice post on using Spring Cloud Ribbon to make secured calls to another service
- Our pal Petri Kainulainen is back at it again, this time with the second installment of his series on Spring Batch
- If you must stand up a new application today without Spring Boot, then you might look at Rafał Borowiec’s Maven archetype. But, (_gulp_!) please don’t stand up a new application without Spring Boot!
- I loved this forum post on the good ’ol JavaRanch in which our very own Craig Walls, lead of Spring Social and author of the recently released and epic Spring Boot in Action, answers the question: How does Spring Boot relate to other Spring projects? Check it out!