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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 - December 11, 2018

Hi Spring fans and welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’ve been in Seattle, WA and now I’m off to Toronto, Canada for the epic SpringOne Tour Toronto edition, the last SpringOne Tour for the year, too! (Can you believe we’re now less than 22 days from 2019? Time sure flies when you’re having fun!)

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This Week in Spring - December 5th, 2018

Hi Spring fans and welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! Today I concluded my brief time in Paris, France, for the epic SpringOne Tour event and I’ll be off to Milan, Italy, in about 12 hours where I’ll be speaking at the Milano JUG Wednesday night. Ci saro presto, Milano!

Tomorrow we’ll have the first installment of season 5 of Spring Tips available so be sure to check this space soon and every Wednesday until we’ve exhausted all 11 episodes!

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This Week in Spring - November 27th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in Marikesh, Morocco for the epic Devoxx MA talking about all things Spring and cloud with my friends - Google’s Ray Tsang and Microsoft’s Bruno Borges. Then, tomorrow it’s off to Bern and Zurich Switzerland [for the local JUGs there. Tonight, in about 15 minutes, I’m doing a live training on Safari - “Bootiful Kotlin,” too.

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

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This Week in Spring - November 20th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! How’s things? I’m in Taipei, Taiwan, where I’ve presented at the local JUG and at the Cloud Native Forum. It’s been a crazy good time on the ground eating delicious “stinky tofu” (that’s its name!), trying to figure out the difference between traditional Chinese characters and so-called simplified Chinese characters used in China, and of course making tons of new friends.

In less than 24h I’ll be on a plane winging my way back west where I’ll join my family, and our newest addition, and our friends, and we’ll celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday together. It’s this time of year when I try to take stock of all the things for which I’m grateful and you know what, dear reader? Time and time again, I think of you, the community that makes Spring the best place to integrate and innovate. I am thankful for you. I’m sure I speak for the Spring team and Pivotal at large when I say, we are thankful for you.

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This Week in Spring - November 13th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! I’ve just flown from Singapore and arrived in Hong Kong where I’ll be meeting with some of our bigger customers here for a few days. Then, it’s off to Taipei where, among other things, I’ll be presenting at the Taipei JUG and talking to some customers. If you’re in any of these places, don’t hesitate to reach out and say hi (@starbuxman)!

With that, we’ve got a ton to get to so let’s get to it!

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This Week in Spring - Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring. I’m in Tokyo, Japan, for the epic SpringOne Tour Japan event and then, it’s off to Seoul, South Korea and then Singapore. I’m trying to keep busy! I delivered two 3+ hour long talks yesterday despite a blistering fever and today I presented at the SpringOne Tour and then, tonight, I had the honor of presenting at a joint meeting of the JJUG and JSUG here in Tokyo on Tuesday evening (starting about 7h ago).

If you’re about, don’t hesitate to say hi! I’d love to chat about anything and everything Pivotal and Spring with ya! Anyway, we’ve got a ton to get to, so let’s get to it!

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This Week in Spring - October 30th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in Paris, France, for the amazing Voxxed Microservices event. This has been quite the show and I’m grateful for having had the opportunity to be there. Now, as I write this, I’m preparing to go to Beijing, China, for the first leg in Asia of the SpringOne Tour show. I’ll be in China, then Japan, then Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Los Angeles, Morocco, Seattle, Toronto, and then finally - in mid December - I’ll return home to San Francisco. We’ve got a ton of things to look at this week so, without further ado…

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This Week in Spring, October 23rd, 2018 - Oracle CodeOne Edition

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’ve just flown back from Canada and Russia where I was at the amazing Joker conference in St. Petersburg. I’m now in San Francisco (where I live!) for a couple of days to soak up the amazing atmosphere around Oracle CodeOne, reunited with the Java community and longtime friends. I’m so excited about the presentation that fellow Java Champion Trisha Gee and I are doing tomorrow at 11:30 am that introduces an end-to-end reactive and Spring-based application from JavaFX client to service. Do not miss this!

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