This Week in Spring: Metrics, Caching, and MVC
Come check out what's happening this week in the world of Spring! This week, see what's new with Spring REST Docs, Spring Boot, and metrics gathering.
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Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in beautiful Bangalore, India, at the 10th edition of the great, Great Indian Developer Summit! Then, I’m off to Perth, Australia, for YOW! West. If you’re around, say hi! We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s get to it!
- Spring REST Docs lead Andy Wilkinson just announced Spring REST Docs 1.2.0! This new release includes smarter Asciidoctor integration, support for request-and-response snippets, and better support for large and complex payloads. At the same time, Andy also released Spring REST Docs 1.1.3, a maintenance release.
- Catch a replay of Spring WebFlux ninja Sebastien Deleuze’s epic Reactive Spring talk on ZTLive.
- Spring Boot ninja Stéphane Nicoll just announced Spring Boot 1.5.3, a maintenance release, packed with lots of fixes and improvements. He also announced Spring Boot 1.4.6.
- Spring Cloud Data Flow lead and co-founder Dr. Mark Pollack just announced Spring Cloud Data Flow 1.2.RC1. This release is jam-packed with new features including support for composed tasks, real-time metrics and monitoring, OAuth improvements, a new (deliciously named) release of Spring Cloud Stream app starters Bacon.RELEASE, and a new release of Spring Cloud Task App Starters Belmont.RC1. Get the bits while you can! Kick the tires and feedback!
- Spring Cloud Pipelines lead and continuous delivery guru Marcin Grzejszczak just announced Spring Cloud Pipelines 1.0.0.M4. Spring Cloud Pipelines is a ready-made continuous delivery pipeline that you can use in Jenkins or Pivotal’s Concourse.
- Not one to rest on his laurels, Stéphane Nicoll also announced Spring Framework 4.3.8.
- The Baeldung blog has a nice post on using the Spring AMAQP project’s service invoker support.
- Spring Cloud Zipkin lead and OpenZipkin project contributor Adrian Cole put together a very nice talk on observability with logging, metrics, and tracing.
- This connector makes it easy to connect RabbitMQ to Apache Kafka — looks interesting!
- Spring Cloud Contract lead Marcin Grzejszczak (remember him? He’s the lead of Spring Cloud Pipelines, too!) did a nice interview on InfoQ.
- Bozho did a nice blog looking at use-cases for Spring MVC in a Spring Boot application.
- The Microsoft Azure service broker for Cloud Foundry is very interesting for a number of reasons: It lets you use Microsoft Azure backing services from Cloud Foundry (right on!) and it’s written in Spring Boot, so it serves as a very nice template.
- Want to learn what’s happening in the Cloud Foundry ecosystem? I love this roundup from January to March 2017.
- The Auth0 blog has a nice post on using JWTs with Spring Boot.
- Pierre Besson put together a very convenient JHipster generator that generates a custom Spring Boot
- Gerrit Meier put together a very cool look at using Spring WebFlux with the Thymleaf templating technology.
- Subham Aggarwal put togeter a nice post on caching with Spring.
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