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Josh Long

Josh Long

Spring Developer Advocate

an aisle seat or San Francisco, CA

Josh (@starbuxman) is the Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. Josh is a Java Champion, author of 5 books (including O'Reilly's upcoming "Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry") and 3 best-selling video trainings (including "Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons" w/ Phil Webb), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin)
Blog Posts by Josh Long

This Week in Spring - October 9th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! This week I’m in sunny San Francisco for the epic SpringOne Tour San Francisco event. I’m also heads down preparing for the rush of travel ahead of me. Starting on the 14th, I’ll start four weeks of travel, bringing the message far-and-wide to Toronto, St. Petersburg, Brussels, San Francisco, Hartford, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong, and.. I forget.. but there’s more! I’m so looking forward to seeing you all at each and everyone of those places!

I also loved this tweet from Pivotal today for me:

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This Week in Spring - Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Whew! What a week! I’m exhausted! I’ve been running around visting one customer after another this week and it’s only Tuesday! My brain is still a smoldering hole from the craziness of last week’s epic SpringOne Platform 2018 event in Washington DC, and needless to say there’s a ton of new things to investigate and tons of videos to be available to the audience soon. This week is a wee bit more tame, so without further ado, let’s get to it!

I don’t know where you are in the world as you read this but I hope you’ll join me 17:00 BST, for my appearance at the vJUG where I’ll be looking at Bootiful Testing - join us!

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The Reactive Revolution at SpringOne Platform 2018 (part 1/N)

Hi Spring fans! What a crazy week in Spring it’s been! I’m at SpringOne Platform 2018 soaking up all the exciting community events, interacting with people from around the planet who love Pivotal and love Spring! I just got asked to take a selfie with a woman from Vietnam while five miles from the show - at a local mall where I happened to be for a community dinner! It’s wonderful that the Pivotal brings people of so many disparate cultures and places together.

Today, Wednesday 26th, 2018, was a doozie! There are so many wonderful things happening this week, of course, but today was a very special one for me. Today saw us take the wraps off of the amazing work Pivotal is doing on two fronts. I wanted only to briefly touch on these topics in this post. You’ll no doubt hear more about this from us in the weeks to come!

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This Week in Spring (SpringOne Platform 2018 edition) - September 25th, 2018

It’s been such a crazy SpringOne Platform 2018 and we literally just started! I don’t even know where to begin! The show represents the convergence of the best and the brightest in the ecosystem. It’s absolutely amazing all the people who want and love to be here.

From our friends in the ecosystem, we see people from all organizations. IBM, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google are all here hoping to make their platform the most compelling place to run Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Spring-based workloads. It’s great to see my friends from all these organizations! Friends like my friends Erin Schnabel, Emma Tucker, Billy Korando and Pratik Patel from IBM…

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This Week in Spring - September 18th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! It’s the week before SpringOne Platform and things are crazy! We have so much to cover - as usual! - but FIRST! ..some poetry (with apologies to Clement Clark Moore)

’twas the week before SpringOne Platform, when all throughout Spring;
Not a creature was stirring, just the computers and things;
the expectations were raised by the community with care;
in hopes that SpringRod would be there;

That’s right! this year is fixing to be AMAZING! We’re going to have Spring founder Rod Johnson, Jenny Zhang, Siew Choo Soh, Neha Narkhede, Matt Raible, Ray Tsang, Lauren Knausenberger, Juergen Hoeller, Bruno Borges, Andrew Clay Shafer and allllll the rest of the Spring team! It feels like a minute ago (December!) that we just had the last one so I can’t believe how quickly this one has arrived, but I can’t wait!

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Bootiful GCP: To Production! (8/8)

Hi Spring fans! In this brief 8 part series we’re going to look at the Spring Cloud integration for Google Cloud Platform, called Spring Cloud GCP. Spring Cloud GCP represents a joint effort between Google and Pivotal that endeavors to provide a first class experience for Spring Cloud developers when using the Google Cloud Platform. Pivotal Cloud Foundry users will enjoy an even easier integration with the GCP service broker. I wrote these installments with input from Google Cloud Developer Advocate, and my buddy, Ray Tsang. You can also catch a walkthrough of Spring Cloud GCP in our Google Next 2018 session, Bootiful Google Cloud Platform. Thanks buddy! As always, I’d love to hear from you if you have feedback.

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This Week in Spring - September 11th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in Istanbul, Turkey, talking to customers and participating in the epic SpringOne Platform Istanbul event and otherwise generally preparing for the flagship SpringOne Platform 2018 event in just a few short weeks

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Bootiful GCP: Use Spring Cloud GCP to Connect to Other GCP Services (7/8)

Hi Spring fans! In this brief 8 part series we’re going to look at the Spring Cloud integration for Google Cloud Platform, called Spring Cloud GCP. Spring Cloud GCP represents a joint effort between Google and Pivotal that endeavors to provide a first class experience for Spring Cloud developers when using the Google Cloud Platform. Pivotal Cloud Foundry users will enjoy an even easier integration with the GCP service broker. I wrote these installments with input from Google Cloud Developer Advocate, and my buddy, Ray Tsang. You can also catch a walkthrough of Spring Cloud GCP in our Google Next 2018 session, Bootiful Google Cloud Platform. Thanks buddy! As always, I’d love to hear from you if you have feedback.

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Bootiful GCP: Supporting Observability with Spring Cloud GCP Stackdriver Trace (6/8)

Hi Spring fans! In this brief series we’re going to look at the Spring Cloud integration for Google Cloud Platform, called Spring Cloud GCP. Spring Cloud GCP represents a joint effort between Google and Pivotal that endeavors to provide a first class experience for Spring Cloud developers when using the Google Cloud Platform. Pivotal Cloud Foundry users will enjoy an even easier integration with the GCP service broker. These installments were written with help from Google Cloud Developer Advocate, and my buddy, Ray Tsang. You can also catch a walkthrough of Spring Cloud GCP in our Google Next 2018 session, Bootiful Google Cloud Platform. Thanks buddy!

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This Week in Spring - September 4th, 2018

Hi Spring fans and welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! If you’re in the US, I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. I certainly did, gorging on the San Francisco sun and preparing for my O’Reilly online training for tomorrow, Bootiful Kotlin. I’m also busily preparing for the epic SpringOne Tour event in Istanbul, Turkey, customer visits in Atlanta, GA, and of course the epic tentpole SpringOne Platform event coming up later this month in Washington DC. If you’re around, I sure hope to see you!

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