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PIVOTAL CLOUD FOUNDRY
Case Study: Refactoring A Monolith Into A Cloud Native App (Part 1)

Migrating legacy, monolith apps on to Cloud Native architectures is a challenge. In this post, we delve into the details of taking an existing Java app, refactoring it, and deploying it on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. This is the first part in a series, and uses an actual legacy application, SpringTrader, as an example.

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App Configuration Management with Config Servers in Cloud Foundry

In this article, Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform engineer and consultant, Guido Westenberg, gives us a deep look towards an integration between Cloud Foundry and various configuration servers. The automation he explains also requires no application code changes, removing a lot of config issues from the plate of both development and operations teams. A source code example and YouTube demo is provided as well.

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Injecting Cloud Native Thinking Into Java With Spring Boot

In the first part of a two part episode on Spring Boot and Spring Cloud, Josh Long and host Coté talk about the Spring Initializr and Spring Boot. They discuss the idea of doing process-based design (a key part of cloud native application development) in Java and how Initializr and Boot help with that. Also, they discuss how Boot can help with more governance and controls, while at the same time giving developers more autonomy and speed.

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New Spring XD Releases And Beta Release Of Flo For Spring XD

The Spring XD engineering team has some big announcements regarding Spring XD 1.2 and 1.1.3 along with Flo for Spring XD. Focusing on developer experience and productivity, the new features cover Flo, performance optimization, new sources/processors/sinks/batches, runtime refactoring to act as native apps in Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Apache Ambari installed clusters, resiliency improvements, registry HA support, improved integration with Pivotal HAWQ, Pivotal Gemfire, Pivotal Greenplum Database, Pivotal HD, and Sqoop.

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Service Management Through Cloud Foundry Eclipse

The latest version of the Cloud Foundry Eclipse plug-in contains various enhancements for managing services in Cloud Foundry. Cloud Foundry Eclipse is a joint collaboration between Pivotal Software and IBM. Version 1.7.2 of the plug-in contains an updated UI that improves Cloud service management in Eclipse. In this article, we will cover service management for a Pivotal Web Services (PWS) server instance using the new UI. We first start by showing how to install Cloud Foundry Eclipse and create a server instance to PWS. We then show how to create a service, and how to bind that service to an application. Finally, we show how to unbind a service from an application as well as delete the service.

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Using Maven to push to Cloud Foundry with Java 8

In this post, Pivotal Developer Advocate, Johannes Tuchscherer, explains how to use Maven with a Cloud Foundry plugin to run a Java app with Java 8. He provides several references and tips on how to get an environment running with this plug-in.

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How to Find Pivotal at JavaOne!

This post summarizes where to find Pivotal at JavaOne. Come see us at booth number 5201 for demos on the internet of things, Apache Hadoop®, microservices architectures, PaaS, and more. Sessions will cover running Spring in the cloud, open source identity and access management, security, REST, IDEs, APIs, and more.

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The Consumerization of Java: Announcing Spring IO Platform V.1.0

The consumerization of IT is no longer restricted to consumer products. Born from the idea that “it should just work,” the new release of the Spring IO Platform 1.0 will consumerize Java for developers. With this release, there are a significant number of improvements and benefits. Pivotal will migrate the Spring.io website, as a reference application, to the new Spring IO Platform in the coming week and expects the Spring IO products supporting this important application to just work.

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Pivotal CF 1.2 Now Available Including Support for VMware Hybrid Cloud Service

Pivotal CF is continuing to deliver on the mission of a cloud-portable agile platform for applications and services. Pivotal CF minor releases are increasing in frequency due to Pivotal applying the same agile methodology that the platform enables customers to use to decrease time-to-market. There was a three month gap between Pivotal CF 1.0 and 1.1 and for Pivotal CF 1.2 the gap between releases has shrunk to under two months. Despite the smaller release cycle, there are many new capabilities which are being delivered more quickly to customers.

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Pivotal People—Janne Valkealahti , Spring YARN Master and Open Source Software Engineer

Spring YARN is possibly one of the coolest projects on planet earth these days. Come meet Janne Valkealahti , one of Pivotal’s London-based open source engineers who hails from Finland. Janne is our resident Spring YARN Master, and, in this Q&A session, he tells us how he ended up at Pivotal, why Spring YARN is pretty cool, what he loves about being an open source software developer, and more.