Hi, Spring fans! How're things? I'm in Taipei, Taiwan, where I've presented at the local JUG and at the Cloud Native Forum. It's been a crazy good time on the ground eating delicious "stinky tofu" (that's its name!), trying to figure out the difference between traditional Chinese characters and so-called simplified Chinese characters used in China, and of course, making tons of new friends.
In less than 24 hours, I'll be on a plane winging my way back west where I'll join my family, friends, and our newest addition, and we'll celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday together. It's this time of year when I try to take stock of all the things for which I'm grateful and you know what, dear reader? Time and time again, I think of you, the community that makes Spring the best place to integrate and innovate. I am thankful for you. I'm sure I speak for the Spring team and Pivotal at large when I say, we are thankful for you.
From all of us to all of you — happy Thanksgiving!
Now, we've got a ton to cover, so let's get to it!
- Spring Cloud Stream Fishtown.RC2 /2.1.0.RC2 release announcement
- Announcing Spring Cloud Function - 2.0.0.RC2
- Spring Session 1.3.4 was released!
- Spring Vault 2.1.1, 2.0.3, and 1.1.3 released
- Spring Cloud Pipelines to Cloud Pipelines Migration
- This looks interesting: it's an e-book on Spring Microservices that is, for now, available for free!
- Customizing HTTP Endpoints in Spring Data REST | Baeldung
- An updated oldie-but-a-goodie on validation groups in Spring MVC
- Check out Sebastien Deleuze's talk on using Spring Boot and Kotlin with functional config using R2DBC and PostgreSQL. He compiles the application using Graal's SubstrateVM and it starts in single-digit milliseconds.
- This is a nice post on using Spring Boot in separate Java 9 modules.
- Learn how to go Full Stack Reactive with Spring WebFlux, WebSockets, and React in this new screencast on the Okta YouTube channel. It's a screencast-ification of the blog series that Matt Raible and I threw together a few months ago.
- I love this. First, it's nice that Amazon has a new OpenJDK build. The more the merrier! Tangentially, I loved this insight from JHipster lead Julien Dubois on Twitter: "Really funny that AWS Corretto is named after an Italian beverage, which is a coffee with some alcohol in it! We have the same beverage in the North of France (of course!), and we call it a "bistouille," so I'm waiting for Google.. :D
- The 2019 SpringOne Tour dates are all posted!
- Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has a nice post on Cloud Foundry: a Do-It-Yourself Platform-as-a-service
- Need 24x7 ETL? Then Move to Cloud Native File Ingest with Spring Cloud Data Flow
- It's nice to see Spring Framework on the latest Thoughtworks Tech Radar
- This website has a ton of interesting content on Project Reactor.
- I love this bit of Pivotal corporate news that has absolutely nothing to do with Spring but that deserves as wide an airing as possible: "This month, we signed the Business Statement on Transgender Equality with over 100 other companies!
- Pivotal PKS just won a 2018 Tech Innovator Award for Best Container Platform.
- Spring Boot lead Phil Webb has listed some of the side projects that've come out of Spring Boot to support the development of Spring Boot easier — this is a great thread!