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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 - May 24th, 2016

Welcome to another installation of This Week in Spring! This week’s already off to a crazy start. Sunday evening I returned from Kiev, Ukraine, where I spoke at JEEConf. Yesterday, Monday, I gave a talk with my friend Baruch from JFrog at yesterday’s JFrog Swampup conference event in Napa, California. Today I’m off to Denver, Colorado for Gluecon, and then off to GOTO Chicago in Chicago, Illinois and I’ll finish out the week in Washington DC for customer visits. I can’t wait to see you all along the way!

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This Week in Spring - May 17th, 2016

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! As I write this, I’m in Chennai, India, en route to Bangalore, India for a day of exciting customer meetings and then I’m off to sunny Barcelona, Spain, for the epic Spring IO event! Then, this Friday, I’m off to Kiev, Ukraine, for JEEConf. If you’re around, as always, don’t be shy and say hi!. That said, let’s get into it!

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This Week in Spring - May 10th, 2016

Auntie Em! Time sure is flying! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in Warsaw for a Cloud Native meetup and Krakow, Poland for the spectacular Geecon event! If you’re around, don’t hesitate to say hi for Also, some very big news coming! Stay tuned to the Spring.io blog tomorrow! Anyway, as usual, we’ve got a lot to look at so let’s get to it!

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This Week in Spring - May 3rd, 2016

I can’t even believe it’s May already! STOP THE WORLD I WANT OFF! Well, at least the times are exciting! There’s so much cool stuff to look at this week so let’s get to it!

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This Week in Spring - April 26th, 2016

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in Budapest, Hungary, for the amazing Craft Conf. This show is a very special show indeed. Special, for me, first in that I’ll be joined by industry titans like Adrian Cochroft, Jez Humble, Sam Newman, and Kyle Kingsbury, and in that I’ll join two of my friends from Pivotal - Andrew Clay Shafer and Bridget Kromhout (also titans)! I’m so excited to be among these, and many more, that I can hardly contain it and I recommend you consider making the trip if it’s convenient, one day, yourself.

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This Week in Spring - April 19th, 2016

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in Stuttgart and Mainz, Germany and Paris, France, speaking to customers and at the JAX conference, then it’s off to Paris, France, to speak at the Devoxx France edition. If you’re around in any of these places don’t hesitate to reach out I’d love to say hello.

Also, tonight, I’ll be joining my friends from industry (Daniel Bryant, Markus Eisele, and Simon Maple) for the ZeroTurnaround webinar, Microservices for the Enterprise. There are already more than 3,000 people registered and I hope to see you there, as well!

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SpringOne Platform

The Bigger Picture

Let’s talk about Pivotal. Our ambition is to make business more agile, to reduce the time around the innovation loop; speed is the single biggest advantage an organization can have. Pivotal’s main “product” is agility. This translates naturally into technology. Microservices are well-defined, small, easy-to-evolve, independently deployable batches of functionality. They lend themselves to rapid iteration because they’re small. Spring Boot and the Spring ecosystem make short work of standing up new microservices and applications, and Spring Cloud handles the complexity in distributed computing. Cloud Foundry automates the continuous deployment and management of applications. Distributed systems create valuable data which, when processed, can help drive direction. Pivotal Labs, our transformation arm, is a pioneer in agile development methodologies and continuous delivery, both essential when iterating in a dynamic market.

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This Week in Spring - April 12th, 2016

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in wet and wonderful New York City. It’s already almost tax-day here in the US! Whew! time is sure flying. Other (markedly more pleasant) annual landmarks will soon be here, including our big SpringOne Platform event, so book your tickets now!

Also, I’ll be joining my friends Simon Maple, Daniel Bryant, and Markus Eisele for a webinar on microservices on April 19th - join us! It should be fun and - hopefully - interesting!

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

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This Week in Spring - April 5th, 2016

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! As usual, we’ve got a lot to cover so let’s get to it!

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1 Stream, 2 Applications, and 3 Dependencies for Spring Cloud Data Flow

I just wanted to register here an experience that made me smile yesterday: making the rapidly improving Spring Cloud Data Flow wiggle from (Spring Boot) start(-ers) to service in a matter of minutes!

The only pre-requisite is that you have a Redis instance runnning. My Redis instance is running on 127.0.0.1 and it required no further configuration for Spring Boot to find and work with it.

We’ll use the epic Spring Initializr to make short work of generating our applications. Remember those silly Apple commercials, “There’s an App For That?” Nevermind that, there’s a checkbox for that! Let’s see if you like the experience as much as I did!

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