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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 - January 17th, 2017

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! We’ve got a lot to get into this week - even more so than usual! So, let’s get into it!


This week there are a lot of great SpringOne Platform 2016 replays available online thanks to our very own Pieter Humphrey!

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This Week in Spring - January 10th, 2017

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in San Francisco and New York City talking to developers and toiling on the final edits to the O’Reilly book Cloud Native Java (almost there!). Also, marketing ninja Pieter Humphrey is ramping up the S1P 2016 replays, so fasten your seat belt and check the S1P 2016 YouTube playlist for the most current releases. We’ve got a lot to cover this week so let’s get to it!

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This Week in Spring - January 3rd, 2017

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! We’re now squarely in 2017, and 0 as always - there is much to cover!

This is also the first week of the year. I note it with some pride because it also marks the 6th anniversary of the first installment of This Week in Spring, in January 2011, which I’ve since continued every Tuesday without fail come sickness, holiday, travel or otherwise. It’s been a heckuva run and I’m excited to see what will grace This Week in Spring in the next 6+ years! I’m eternally grateful for all the people (from the community and internal to VMWare and now Pivotal) that have contributed to This Week in Spring over the years! For the last 3+ years my friend and Pivotal’s own Pieter Humphrey has been an amazing help in making this happen, so thanks Pieter!

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Spring Tips: Spring Tips 2016

Hi Spring fans! I’m taking some time off for the holiday so there won’t be a new Spring Tips until after the new year. If you’re itching for something to watch and learn, here are some resources to tide you over.

Happy new year!

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This Year in Spring - 2016 edition

Welcome to a very special This Week in Spring! Every year we wrap up with a recap of highlights from the year. This year’s no different! It’s been a heckuva year, and the Pivotal Spring and Cloud Foundry teams seem to deliver bigger and better tech every passing day. If you’ve been following This Week in Spring then you’ll no doubt be aware of the changes! It’s hard to keep up, even for me, with the dizzying pace of releases!

So, here are the top five things I’d encourage people to review from 2016:

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This Week in Spring - December 20, 2016

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in the winter wonderland of Toronto, Canada, hanging out with the amazing Pivotal Labs Toronto office and working with some of the largest financial institutions in all of Canada as they transition to Spring Cloud and to Pivotal Cloud Foundry. I love seeing seemingly large, lumbering companies run at startup speeds and crave it.

This week is the week of Christmas for some in the world, followed shortly by the western western new year. If you celebrate either (or both) of them, then, on behalf of the Spring team, let me wish you the happiest of holidays! I, for one, can’t believe we’re now less than two weeks away from 2017 (and with it, the beginning of the 7th year writing This Week in Spring!)

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This Week in Spring - December 13th, 2016

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This year has flown so quickly by! Can you believe we’re less than 19 days until 2017? I’m utterly stunned. I suppose I shouldn’t be, though, given the breakneck speed of progress and new software releases from the Spring team and the community. What a good problem to have!

This week, after returning from Australia early Sunday morning, I hacked with my buddy Josh McKenty, I spoke with my buddy Baruch at the San Francisco Java User Group on Monday, will speak with my buddy Matt Raible at the Denver Java User Group on Wednesday (don’t miss it!), and will speak in Saint Louis on Thursday and Hartford on Friday. It’s going to be a fun week and if you’re around, don’t hesitate to say hi.

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