Spring is the most popular framework for Java Development. This course will teach you about the new features in the latest release, Spring 5, including JDK requirements, Core changes, the use of Kotlin, WebFlux, and testing using JUnit 5.
Spring has undergone quite a few changes with the upgrade to Spring 5. In this course, What’s New in Spring 5, you’ll learn about what has changed in the framework and how to take advantage of the newest development features. First, you’ll learn about the move to more recent versions of the JDK, and the significant changes to the core of the Spring Framework. Next, you’ll explore Kotlin, the newest language supported by Spring. Kotlin has long been used for Android development and is a great way to build a full stack in the same language utilized by Spring. Then, you'll discover how to use WebFlux with the reactive approaches provided by Mono and Flux. Finally, you’ll explore the changes made in JUnit 5 and the latest methods to test your application. When you’re finished with this course, you'll have a foundational understanding of the new features in Spring 5, and will be able rapidly adopt them in your applications.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Bryan Hansen, and welcome to my course, What's New in Spring 5. I'm the Director of Development at Software Technology Group and a long-time Pluralsight author. It has been four years since the previous major release of the Spring framework, and there are quite a few improvements and some major overhauls in a few areas that you need to know about. In this course, we're going to learn about the changes introduced by this release and how to adapt them into your code today. Some of the major topics that we will cover include changes to the Spring core, functional programming with Kotlin, reactive programming using WebFlux, and changes to unit testing using JUnit 5. By the end of this course, you'll know about the introduced changes with this release in the API and how to begin using the new functionality today. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with Java and Spring development. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about what's new in Spring with the What's New in Spring 5 course at Pluralsight today.