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Josh Long

Josh Long

Spring Developer Advocate

an aisle seat or San Francisco, CA

Josh (@starbuxman) is the Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal and a Java Champion. He's host of "A Bootiful Podcast" (https://soundcloud.com/a-bootiful-podcast), host of the "Spring Tips Videos" (http://bit.ly/spring-tips-playlist), co-author of 6+ books (http://joshlong.com/books.html), and instructor on 8+ Livelessons Training Videos (http://joshlong.com/livelessons.html)
Blog Posts by Josh Long

This Week in Spring - November 18th, 2019

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


This Week in Spring - November 12, 2019

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! I’m in Sydney, Australia, where I’ll begin my tour of Australia, Singapore, Korea, China, and Japan for the Pivotal Summit. I’ll also be doing a Reactive Tour (nested inside the Pivotal Summit Tour) while in China. if you’re in any of the aforementioned countries, or in the Chinese cities of Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Beijing, and Shanghai, then don’t hesitate to say hi! (@starbuxman)

Anyway my friends, we’ve got a lot to get to so let’s get to it!


This Week in Spring - November 5, 2019

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in Antwerp, Belgium for the epic Devoxx event. I was in Singapore for Devoxx Belgium 2018, and so I missed this event. I am so happy to be here this year.

I finished a “deep dive” session this morning with an amazing crowd of people who hung out with me for 3 hours to talk about Reactive Spring. I’ve got two more one-hour talks on Thursday, “Bootiful Testing,” and “Bootiful Kotlin.” I’m so looking forward to seeing everyone for those talks as well.


Azure Spring Cloud Is Now In Public Preview

Hi, Spring fans! Today we’re excited to announce that Azure Spring Cloud, the runtime for Spring Boot-based applications and Spring Cloud-based microservices jointly developed by Microsoft and Pivotal, is now in public beta. Anybody can try it out now!

As customers have moved their workloads to the cloud, we’ve seen a growth in the use of cloud-native architectures, particularly microservices. Microservice-based architectures help improve scalability and velocity, but implementing them can pose challenges. For many Java developers, Spring Boot and Spring Cloud have helped address these challenges, providing a robust platform with well-established patterns for developing and operating microservice applications.


This Week in Spring - October 29th, 2019

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! Can you believe we’re already staring down November? I can’t! (We’re just two months away from the new year!) This week I’m in Chicago for meetings, and then - finally - I’m off to San Francisco and see the family. Then, it’s off to Europe for the Devoxx Ukraine and Devoxx Belgium events. I can’t wait to see everyone there!

I’m particularly looking forward to spending Halloween (on the 31st of October) in San Francisco with my kid. The entire family, including the dog, have Halloween costumes. We’re ready! (I’m going dressed as an application server.)


The Reactive Revolution at SpringOne Platform 2019 (part 2/N)

Last year right in the middle of SpringOne Platform 2018, I posted the first post in this series, _ The Reactive Revolution at SpringOne Platform 2018 (part 1/N)_, which looked at some of the big features we’d just dropped at SpringOne Platform 2018. I wanted to follow up and revisit that blog and the concepts I’d introduced last year, and show just how far we’ve come in the intervening year. TL;DR: things are much easier!


Last year, we announced our work on trying to support a standard for reactive SQL data access with a new project called R2DBC. Traditional approaches to SQL data access on the JVM, like JDBC, are blocking APIs. They monopolize threads to do their work and negate the scalability benefits of a reactive platform like Spring. We wanted to improve that situation for developers so we built R2DBC. R2DBC has now been out in the public for more than a year and was developed internally for about as long internally before that. We’ve just reached the 0.0.8 release. We’re nearing a GA release. I’m not sure when, but I reckon we’ll have a majority of the features most developers need in a possibly GA, but-not-yet-1.0, release. Things like stored procedures might be released later.