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Java 17

2022-04-17 11:30 PM (8 months ago)

Unfortunately, Spincast hasn't gained a community, so I won't put as much effort into it as I did in the past. But I still want to keep an updated version for my own projects that use it. This version makes Spincast compatible with Java 17 instead of Java 8, and also contains multiple small fixes and improvements.

Note that the documentation may not have been updated to reflect all the new features. When in doubt, the code is of course the source of Truth.

One of the big changes coming with Java 17 is the requirements for the Spincast Hotswap plugin. The DCEVM library is not available as standard for JDK 17, so the currently suggested method of automatically reloading a Spincast application is to use a JetBrains JDK release, which already contains DCEVM. More information on the plugin page!

Easy Javascript and CSS bundling

2019-05-15 11:30 PM (4 years ago)

Two new Pebble functions are now provided to easily bundle your Javascript files together and your CSS files together, directly from an HTML template.

The jsBundle(...) function allows you to concatenate and optimize multiple .js files. The result can then be served as a single bundle that is quick to download for the client. This Pebble function is provided by the Spincast JS Closure Compiler plugin.

The cssBundle(...) is similar but target your .css files. It is provided by the Spincast CSS YUI Compressor plugin.

Optimize your Javascript with the new Closure Compiler integration

2019-05-09 11:30 PM (4 years ago)

A few days ago, we released a plugin to minify your CSS. We now release Spincast JS Closure Compiler, a plugin made to optimize your Javascript!

As its name implies, this new plugin makes use of the well-supported Closure Compiler library, from Google.

All official flags and options are supported and easy to specify.

Spincast CSS YUI Compressor plugin

2019-05-05 10:00 PM (4 years ago)

A new plugin, Spincast CSS YUI Compressor, integrates YUI Compressor so you can easily minify/compress your CSS.

What else can we say? It is simple and it works!

Spincast CSS Autoprefixer plugin + refactoring

2019-05-05 12:00 PM (4 years ago)

A new plugin, Spincast CSS Autoprefixer, integrates Autoprefixer to easily add vendor prefixes to your CSS.

The plugin allows you to serve CSS that has been tweaked so browsers support is enhanced. For example, you may use this plugin to be able to use CSS Grids with good support for IE11!

Also, some methods of the Spincast Process Utils plugin have been refactored to be more generic. If you are currently using the executeJar(...) method, please upgrade to one of the new executeAsync(...) or executeSync(...) methods! Those are more generic and provide way more control over the executed programs.

Read more about those new methods in the plugin's documentation.

Change log

Have a look at the Github commits page.

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