This Week in Spring: Spring 5, Spring Cloud, and Reactor Aluminium
In this installment of This Week in Spring, we'll look at the new milestone of Spring 5, Reactor Aluminium and even more Spring Cloud capabilities.
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Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! As usual, we’ve got a lot to cover so let’s get to it! My friend Kenny Bastani and I will be doing a training for O’Reilly on the first and second of March introducing all things Spring, Spring Boot, Spring Cloud and Cloud Foundry — join us!
- Spring web ninja Rossen Stoyanchev just announced the the M5 milestone release of Spring 5, complete with support for a WebClient testing mechanism.
- Eric Bottard has just announced Spring Cloud Data Flow for Cloud Foundry 1.1.1, which includes stability improvements, better error handling, network call optimizations and better load performance characteristics.
- Pivotal’s own Chris Sterling explains Cloud Foundry’s new container-networking stack and how it applies to Spring Cloud-based applications.
- Reactor project lead Stephane Maldini just announced Reactor Aluminium SR1.
- Last week, continuing the Spring Tips series, I looked at how to use Spring Boot with Apache MyBatis, a technology that is commonly used in high-performance organizations like Chinese mega-merchant Alibaba.
- The Spring Boot team’s Madhura Bhave nd Phillip Webb did a great talk at DevNexus demystifying the inner workings of Spring Boot.
- I loved Adib Saikali’s look at consumer-driven contracts with Spring Cloud Contract at the amazing Toronto Spring User Group.
- This isn’t specific to Java or any particular technology, but it’s an interesting post on how to unit test database indexes. Be sure to read the comments, too.
- I was pointed to this post on Java 8’s
CompletableFuturethe other day. It’s an oldie-but-a-goodie.
- Are you using Neo4j and want to add some niceties to the Neo4j browser? Check out this project, Spoon, by Neo4j’s very own Michael Hunger.
- I loved this video introducing some of the highlights of the Spring Initializr in Apache NetBeans.
- Chris Richardson and Kenny Bastani gave a great talk on eventual consistency for distributed systems a few weeks ago, and it’s now available online.
- Spring Data ninja Mark Paluch gave an awesome talk introducing secret management with Hashicorp’s Vault, and the talk is now available online.
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