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Josh Long

Josh Long

Spring Developer Advocate

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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

Bootiful GCP: Getting Started with Spring Cloud for Google Cloud Platform (1/8)

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 - August 14th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in San Francisco, Seattle, and Los Angeles talking to customers.

We on the Spring team are heads down, preparing for this year’s event-to-not-miss, SpringOne Platform. Come to learn about cloud-native application development, cloud computing, agile, devops, big-data, continuous-delivery, testing, and so much more. Get your tickets now! The event is September 24-27th, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

..Speaking of! See this kid? He just passed his Java camp certification and if he gets 1000 likes/RTs, Pivotal’ll send him to SpringOne Platform. Please RETWEET!

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This Week in Spring - August 7th, 2018

HI Spring fans! This week I’m in Miami for the Java User Group and at home working on new episodes of Spring Tips. Just trying to keep moving! It’s been a whirlwind week in Spring, though, so let’s get to it!

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This Week in Spring - July 31st, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! I just finished an online training today, Bootiful Kotlin, for O’Reilly today, and I’m doing another one on the 2nd of August (this Thursday), Reactive Spring, because the demand for the first one was so high. Don’t miss it!

We’ve got a ton of things to look at, so without further ado, let’s get to it!

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This Week in Spring - July 24th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in San Francisco in studio with Spring Security lead Rob Winch filming our new Spring Security Livelessons video. There is so much to cover that, as you can imagine, it’s a tall order even for the two of us!

I’m also busily preparing for my talk with my buddy and Googler Ray Tsang at this week’s Google Cloud NEXT event on all things Pivotal and Google Cloud. We’re going to look at the bootiful Spring Cloud GCP project and, importantly, the new project jointly announced between Google and Pivotal just this morning, KNative, which serves as the platform on which we at Pivotal have built and deployed our Project Riff serverless function-as-a-service runtime. Do not miss it if you’re around!

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This Week in Spring - July 17th, 2018

Hi Spring fans and welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! Can you believe we’re already midway through the year?? Stunning.

This week I’m in San Francisco preparing for a video shoot next week and a joint presentatio with Google’s Ray Tsang at next week’s Google NEXT and tomorrow it’s off to Portland, OR, for the epic OSCON event where I’ll be doing a book signing at the O’Reilly booth on Wednesday and I’ll be doing a talk, Reactive Spring, on thursday. As usual, if you’re in the region and want to chat or grab a Voodoo doughnut, don’t hesitate to say hi!

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This Week in Spring - July 10th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in sunny (warm!) Los Angeles for the epic SpringOne Tour Los Angeles event and then it’s off to Boston for meetings. We’ve got a lot to cover, as usual, so let’s get to it!

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This Week in Spring - July 3rd, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m fresh of the amazing Spring Connect São Paulo event and speaking with some customers, and now I’m in beautiful Rio de Janeiro soaking up the winter rays by he beach, connecting with people in the community, and delivering a (virtual!) 2 day live training course for O’Reilly on building cloud-native Java-based applications. In less than two days I’ll be home for the first time in almost a month to celebrate the 4th of July. If you’re in America, let me be the first to wish you a happy holiday. As usual, we’ve got a ton of things to dive into so I’ll leave you to it. Let’s get going.

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This Week in Spring - June 26th, 2018

Hi Spring fans and welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This last week’s been fun! Since we last spoke, I have been in Amsterdam (customers), London (SpringOne Tour London); Paris, Fr (JHipster Conf); Krakow, Pl (Devoxx PL); and now Sao Paulo, Br (Spring Connect SP). It’s been a wild ride and it’s nice to conclude the journey here in Brazil with one of the largest Java communities on earth.

And, as a cherry on top, there is a ton of great stuff to look at in this week’s roundup so let’s get to it!

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Spring Tips: Season 4 Recap

Hi Spring fans! We’re at the end of another season of Spring Tips. I’ll be back in a few months with even more Spring Tips, and we’ll continue our journey through aspects of the ecosystem large and small. This season, as with all seasons, has been fun for me to put together. It is a mix of brand new stuff and older stuff that we get to review in a new light. As always, I do these for you and am always eager to hear about what regions of Springdom you’d like illuminated.

Anyway, here’s a recap of the things we’ve looked at in previous installments from seasons 1-4. Enjoy!

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