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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 - 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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This Week in Spring - October 16th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in Toronto, Canada, where I’ve been speaking to customers and at a meetup, then it’s off to St. Petersburg, Russia for the epic Joker conf 2018. As usual, we’ve got a ton to cover so let’s get to it!

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This Week in Spring - October 9th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! This week I’m in sunny San Francisco for the epic SpringOne Tour San Francisco event. I’m also heads down preparing for the rush of travel ahead of me. Starting on the 14th, I’ll start four weeks of travel, bringing the message far-and-wide to Toronto, St. Petersburg, Brussels, San Francisco, Hartford, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong, and.. I forget.. but there’s more! I’m so looking forward to seeing you all at each and everyone of those places!

I also loved this tweet from Pivotal today for me:

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This Week in Spring - Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Whew! What a week! I’m exhausted! I’ve been running around visting one customer after another this week and it’s only Tuesday! My brain is still a smoldering hole from the craziness of last week’s epic SpringOne Platform 2018 event in Washington DC, and needless to say there’s a ton of new things to investigate and tons of videos to be available to the audience soon. This week is a wee bit more tame, so without further ado, let’s get to it!

I don’t know where you are in the world as you read this but I hope you’ll join me 17:00 BST, for my appearance at the vJUG where I’ll be looking at Bootiful Testing - join us!

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The Reactive Revolution at SpringOne Platform 2018 (part 1/N)

Hi Spring fans! What a crazy week in Spring it’s been! I’m at SpringOne Platform 2018 soaking up all the exciting community events, interacting with people from around the planet who love Pivotal and love Spring! I just got asked to take a selfie with a woman from Vietnam while five miles from the show - at a local mall where I happened to be for a community dinner! It’s wonderful that the Pivotal brings people of so many disparate cultures and places together.

Today, Wednesday 26th, 2018, was a doozie! There are so many wonderful things happening this week, of course, but today was a very special one for me. Today saw us take the wraps off of the amazing work Pivotal is doing on two fronts. I wanted only to briefly touch on these topics in this post. You’ll no doubt hear more about this from us in the weeks to come!

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This Week in Spring (SpringOne Platform 2018 edition) - September 25th, 2018

It’s been such a crazy SpringOne Platform 2018 and we literally just started! I don’t even know where to begin! The show represents the convergence of the best and the brightest in the ecosystem. It’s absolutely amazing all the people who want and love to be here.

From our friends in the ecosystem, we see people from all organizations. IBM, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google are all here hoping to make their platform the most compelling place to run Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Spring-based workloads. It’s great to see my friends from all these organizations! Friends like my friends Erin Schnabel, Emma Tucker, Billy Korando and Pratik Patel from IBM…

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This Week in Spring - September 18th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! It’s the week before SpringOne Platform and things are crazy! We have so much to cover - as usual! - but FIRST! ..some poetry (with apologies to Clement Clark Moore)

’twas the week before SpringOne Platform, when all throughout Spring;
Not a creature was stirring, just the computers and things;
the expectations were raised by the community with care;
in hopes that SpringRod would be there;

That’s right! this year is fixing to be AMAZING! We’re going to have Spring founder Rod Johnson, Jenny Zhang, Siew Choo Soh, Neha Narkhede, Matt Raible, Ray Tsang, Lauren Knausenberger, Juergen Hoeller, Bruno Borges, Andrew Clay Shafer and allllll the rest of the Spring team! It feels like a minute ago (December!) that we just had the last one so I can’t believe how quickly this one has arrived, but I can’t wait!

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