SoftSmithy news: after the release v1.1.1 last year (I didn't blog about it), I've recently released the version v2.0 of the SoftSmithy Utility Library and the SoftSmithy Development Utility Library.
As announced in the blog post about the release v1.0, v2.0 is still based on Java SE 8, but requires JUnit 5 when working with the JUnit helper classes.
The newly added ThreadLocalStorage allows to store properties in a ThreadLocal storage and can be used together with the new Context Property Framework.
This very small framework is especially useful when you have to pass around properties e.g. from / to filters and interceptors which use different APIs to manage context properties.
Note that for easier version management the version of the SoftSmithy Development Utility Library is aligned with the version of the SoftSmithy Utility Library. As the SoftSmithy Development Utility Library has a dependency on the SoftSmithy Utility Library it's recommended to use the same version of both libraries!
You can find the latest Javadoc here: Javadoc
I deployed the artifacts (including the source and javadoc artifacts) to Maven Central.