I know you have been waiting in anticipation, but now it is available -
Hibernate Validator 5.2.1.Final :-). Given that it is a drop-in replacement for
all 5.x releases, there is no reason to delay an upgrade. Just go and
For the more cautious, here again the highlights of the 5.2 release with
pointers to more information.
Moving along towards a 5.2 Final, we are happy to announce
the release of Hibernate Validator 5.2.0.CR1. The main goal of this release was to fix
bugs and polish some of the new features. For example, we reviewed the
Optional validation support and made sure its behavior is (what we think)
consistent in all cases. You can find the full change log on
We are happy to announce the release of Hibernate Validator 5.2.0.Beta1. This time a whole bunch
of Hibernate team members (Davide,
Sanne and myself)
joined forces to make this release happen. Thanks everyone!
After some time in the making, we are happy to announce the first Hibernate Validator release of
the 5.2 series - 5.2.0.Alpha1.
This release focuses mainly on Java 8 support, but we will get to this in a bit.
It has been a while since the first alpha release of Validator 5.1, but as the saying goes: Haste makes waste :-)
There is a lot going on in the Hibernate universe and over the last few months we have been
especially busy with projects like Search and OGM.
Not to speak of the new Hibernate website. Sigh, if we just had more contributors lending a
hand (hint, hint).
Emmanuel is headed to JavaOne, where you can see his hands-on presentations: live on stage coding showing the latest features of Hibernate Search and Bean Validation.
It's a unique experience to see how easy it is to get started with these technologies, and also what powerful features they can provide you in just one hour coding.