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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 - September 1, 2015

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! The Spring team is hard at work on all the latest and greatest ahead of the SpringOne2GX event in Washington DC! Time is really flying! I can’t beleive what we’re staring down September already! This week I’m in Tokyo, Japan, participating in the Spring User Group’s huge Spring in Summer event where I gave a keynote and two talks, on Spring Boot and Spring Cloud. The one day event attracted some of the company’s largest websites and was a lot of fun!

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This Week in Spring - August 25th, 2015

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the lovely QCon Rio conference, and then I’m off to Tokyo, Japan for a Spring in Summer conference for local Spring users!

The team is abuzz with excitement leading up to this year’s SpringOne2GX 2016, the biggest and best SpringOne2GX, ever! This year, you’re going to see us do WAY more with WAY less and get it to production, to boot! This is exciting for everyone of us and it will be for audience members, as well!

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This Week in Spring - August 18, 2015

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! As usual, we’ve got a lot to cover so let’s get to it! This week I’m back in São Paulo, Brazil, to visit customers, then it’s off to Rio for QCon Rio! If you’re in either city, message me on Twitter and let’s grab a coffee!

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This Week in Spring - August 11, 2015

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

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This Week in Spring - August 4th, 2015

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in Washington D.C., delivering some cloud-native realtalk at the Agile 2015 conference with my pal Andrew Clay Shafer then it’s off to Denver, CO, again to speak to customers! If you’re in either area, say hi!

We’re fast approaching SpringOne2GX 2015! Things are getting exciting around here as the team delivers more and more amazing bits! The weeks to come, leading into SpringOne2GX, are my favorite time of the year. Watch this space for new releases aplenty!

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This Week in Spring - July 28, 2015

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

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This Week in Spring - July 21, 2015

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in Denver, CO, at the amazing UberConf conference! As usual, we’ve got a lot to cover so let’s get to it.

  • Spring framework lead Juergen Hoeller just announced Spring framework 4.2 RC3 and a (slightly delayed!) timeline for Spring 4.2 RELEASE: July 30
  • Disid corporation just announced Spring Roo 2.0.0.M1
  • my pal Kenny Bastani gives a very comprehensive look at building microservices with Spring Boot and Spring Cloud. Read this first!
  • the VP of the cloud platform group, James Watters, put out a very nice blog on the cloud-native journey
  • check out Bozhidar Bozhanov’s great post on Tomcat’s connectors.
  • Voxxed did a great interview with Spring Boot and Spring Cloud co-founder Dr. Dave Syer on the power of choice in Spring Cloud
  • Michael Nygard, who wrote one of my favorite books, Release It!, put together a great post on the fear cycle.
  • I loved this keynote from the CF Summit 2015 conference by Andy Zitney of Allstate Infrastructure Services: Developing the Freedom to Disrupt. In it, he walks through Allstate’s need to be able to react, faster, and their embrace of Pivotal Cloud Foundry. It’s only ~20 minutes, so I won’t spoil it.
  • I’m working on a talk and a blog called The Operationalized Application that demonstrates some of the amazing operations-centric features in Spring Boot 1.3 and I wanted to - in advance of the finished blog - share the example. There’s so much good stuff in Spring Boot 1.3, and this example only demonstrates a fraction of it, along with some other existing operations benefits: HATEOAS and the HAL browser; OpenTSDB metrics views, declarative HTTPS; executable .jars; Docker; Spring REST Docs-powered documentation for the Actuator endpoints; the remote shell; Git commit information in the Actuator /info endpoint, and more.
  • Check out this succinct interview with Randy Shoup for a good discussion of the challenges of embracing microservices at scale. Randy draws from his previous experiences at Google and eBay.
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This Week in Spring - July 14th 2015

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring!

This week in I’m in Shanghai, China and Hangzhou, China and Shenzhen, China, talking to some of the world’s largest websites (of the same scale of Netflix!) about their use of Spring Boot and Spring Cloud. (More on that later!)

Anyway, without further ado..

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This Week in Spring - July 7th, 2015

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! As usual, we’ve got a lot to cover so let’s get to it! This week I’ll be in Shanghai, China, talking to some customers (say hi on Twitter!) and then it’s off to Shenzhen, China, where I’ll be giving a keynote at the ArchSummit conference.

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This Week in Spring - June 30th, 2015

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in warm ’n wonderful Austin, TX to meet with customers and then off to Mexico City, Mexico to present the keynote at a the SG Conference and Expo. If you’re in Mexico City y si le gustaria hablarme sobre todos las cosas Spring y la informatica, sere a Mexico City desde miercoles. No hesita a contactarme en Twitter (@starbuxman)!

It’s June 30th! Whew this year is flying! We’ve got a lot to cover this week so let’s get to it!

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