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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

This Week in Spring - February 20th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m speaking at the San Diego JUG with Mario Gray on testing with Spring. Then I’m off to the IBM Index conference here in San Francisco where I’ll be talking about building reactive microservices, and then it’s off to Devnexus in Atlanta, GA, where I’ll be talking about Kotlin and testing. I hope you’ll join me and say hi if you’re nearby.

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This Week in Spring - February 13th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’ve been in Munich and Frankfurt, Germany, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, and it looks like i’ll be in New York City and San Francisco for the balance of the week.

We’ve got a lot to cover so without further ado so let’s get started.

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This Week in Spring - February 6th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in Stockholm, Sweden, for the epic (and snowy) JFokus event, then it’s off to Frankfurt, Germany for the OOP show. If you’re at either event, don’t hesitate to reach out and say hi on Twitter (@starbuxman)!

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This Week in Spring - January 30th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I was in Los Angeles and Chicago and now I’m in San Francisco, taking meetings with Pivotal ecosystem folks and customers. We’ve got an incredibly busy week’s worth of stuff ahead of us, so let’s get to it!

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This Week in Spring - January 23rd, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week In Spring. This week I’m in Los Angeles (warm!) talking to customers and then it’s off to Chicago (not warm!). There’s so much good stuff to cover this week so let’s get to it!

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This Week in Spring - January 16th, 2018

Aloha! This week I’m in sunny Honolulu for the first annual LavaOne conference. If you’re not here, you should be! The show is amazing, enjoys 50% female to male audience attendance, the speakers are world-class (well, except yours truly, but don’t tell them that..) and the location is pretty hard to beat!

That said, nothing gives me more pleasure than saddling up to a table with a laptop, some green tea, sunglasses and sunscreen lotion and checking in on the community. This week’s been a heckuva week indeed! Lot’s of great stuff so let’s get to it!

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This Week in Spring - January 9th, 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m off to Germany where I’ll be speaking at the Java User Group in Münster on Wednesday night. Then, it’s off to Solingen for a Cloud Native day on the 12th (this Friday) where I’ll be presenting all afternoon - register now! And, if you’re closer to the Pacific ocean than the Atlantic ocean, join me next Monday in Hawaii and we’ll talk about all things Spring at the very promising LavaOne conference.

As usual, we’ve got a lot to cover so let’s get to it.

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This Week in Spring (7th Anniversary Edition) - January 2nd, 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! I hope you had a wonderful, safe and fruitful new year celebration.

This is the first roundup of the new year and so it is also the 7th year anniversary of my starting this column. Every Tuesday, without fail (come holiday, sick-day, flights or frights!), since the first week of January 2011, I’ve put together this roundup and it has been, and continues to be, an honor. As usual, I’m always happy to have feedback and suggestions from you, the most amazing community ever! Don’t hesitate to reach me on Twitter (@starbuxman) or by email.

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This Year in Spring - 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another, albeit very special, installment of This Week in Spring! This is the last installment before 2018 and so we’ll take the opportunity to review, as we always do in the last installment of the year, this very exciting year in Spring and its ecosystem.

Let me, on behalf of the Spring and larger Pivotal team, to be the first to wish you and yours a heartfelt happy and safe New Year! Let’s first look at some of the major trends that defined 2017. We’ve got a lot to cover!

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This Week in Spring - December 19th, 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! I’ve just returned from London where I spent Monday talking to Pivotal customers and helping teams build software in terms of Spring.

Now I’m home for the holidays. Can you believe we’re only a few weeks away from 2018!? Where has the time gone! Chanukah, Christmas and Boxing Day will all be over and Kwanzaa will have started before next week’s installment of This Week in Spring, so on behalf of the Spring team and Pivotal as a whole, let me wish you the warmest and happiest of holidays!

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