This Week in Spring - 9th Anniversary Edition - January 7, 2020

Engineering | Josh Long | January 07, 2020 | ...

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This is also the 9th anniversary of the This Week in Spring blog series. I started it the first Tuesday after the new year in January 2011. NINE years is a long time, and it's been - and continues to be - a ton of fun.

I've never missed an installment - every Tuesday for almost a decade, come heck or high water - I get this done. It's always on Tuesday, my time - whatever time that is. If I'm in Tokyo or Shanghai or Sydney then the installment may very well post sometime in most people's Monday, or if I'm in California or…

A Bootiful Podcast: Spring Boot and Spring Cloud co-founder Dr. Dave Syer

Engineering | Josh Long | January 03, 2020 | ...

Hi, Spring fans! In this episode, Josh Long talks to the one, the only, the inimitable, the amazing, his hero, the good Dr. Dave Syer, Spring Framework committer, former Spring Batch lead, former Spring Security OAuth lead, co-founder of both Spring Boot and Spring Cloud, etc. Statistically, if you're using Spring today, you're probably using code he wrote. This episode was recorded at SpringOne Platform 2019. Happy new year, and enjoy!

This Decade in Spring - Happy New Year Edition - December 31, 2019

Engineering | Josh Long | December 31, 2019 | ...

Hi, Spring fans, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to another, extra-special installment of This Week in Spring. Normally, when writing the first post after or before the new year, I chronicle the most important moments in the last year. This year, seeing as we're about to tip the scales and embark upon not just a new year but a new decade, I'm going to do my level headed best to distill the biggest and the best for the Spring ecosystem in the last decade. The problem I face in writing this isn't in coming up with things to mention, it's in limiting the number of things I mention!

Where does one even start? It's hard to believe we've come this far, as a community. Remember, the earliest pages of code in Spring date back to 2001, almost 19 years ago. Rod Johnson, the original creator of Spring, talked about Spring's progression over the last almost two decades in this blog post - 18 Years of Spring

This Week in Spring - December 24th, 2019

Engineering | Josh Long | December 24, 2019 | ...

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! Can you believe it's the 24th of December already? We're already two days into Chanukah, and one day away from Christmas, one day away from Kwanza, and two days away from Boxing Day, among other holidays. And just a week away from the brand new year, the first year of the new decade! I can't believe it! By the end of 2020, I'll have been (officially) part of the Spring team for 10 years and I'll have been doing these This Week in Spring roundups for 10 years too. What a privilege it's been to be a part of the team.

I love this time of year. It represents a time for me to be with my family, to celebrate, to rekindle my energies, and to gather for the new year. I am so excited to see what's coming in 2020! I'm also excited because next week, this column - like every year before it - will be a special This Year in Spring

This Week in Spring - December 18th, 2019

Engineering | Josh Long | December 18, 2019 | ...

Hi, Spring fans! This week I am in beautiful Tokyo, Japan, where I just spoke at the always lovely annual Spring Fest event. I loved the show and I hope that they got something out of my performance.

Last week was tough. Possibly the toughest week of my life. I didn't publish an episode of A Bootiful Podcast, as such. You won't see that episode reflected on the blog because it was my heartbroken dedication to my father, who passed away last week at the age of 81. No interview in that brief, less-than-20 minutes episode.

I'm feeling a little better and was glad to come back to the work of…

Flight of the Flux 3 - Hopping Threads and Schedulers

Engineering | Simon Baslé | December 13, 2019 | ...

This blog post is the third in a series of posts that aim at providing a deeper look into Reactor’s more advanced concepts and inner workings.

In this post, we explore the threading model, how some (most) operators are concurrent agnostic, the Scheduler abstraction and how to hop from one thread to another mid-sequence with operators like publishOn.

This series is derived from the Flight of the Flux talk, which content I found to be more adapted to a blog post format.

The table below will be updated with links when the other posts are published, but here is the planned content:

  1. Assembly vs Subscription
  2. Debugging caveats
  3. Hopping Threads and Schedulers (this post)
  4. Inner workings: work stealing
  5. Inner workings: operator fusion

This Week in Spring - December 10th, 2019

Engineering | Josh Long | December 10, 2019 | ...

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! Today I just wrapped up my appearance in Brisbane, Australia, where I have been for the epic YOW! conference. Truly, one of my all-time favorite shows on the planet. I feel like an imposter in the ranks of the other speakers. I can not recommend this show enough.

I'm just about to board my fight back to San Francisco, and we've got a ton of stuff to get to so let's press on!

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