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Josh Long

Josh Long

Spring Developer Advocate

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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 - June 2, 2020

Hi, Spring fans. We’ve got a ton of stuff to cover this week so let’s get to it.

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This Week in Spring - May 26th, 2020

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! How’re things? My family and I spent the Memorial Day holiday weekend mostly playing video games and trying random new restaurants for delivery. Now, it’s back to the grind and there are a ton of things to look at so let’s get to it!

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This Week in Spring - May 19th, 2020

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! What a wonderful, bootiful week it’s been! This last week saw the long-awaited release of Spring Boot 2.3.0!

There are a lot of wonderful features in this release including, but not limited to, Java 14 support, Docker image generation, graceful shutdown, liveliness probes, upgrades to Spring Data Neumann, and so much more. Here are some resources on some of those features. And, also, check out the blog.

  • R2DBC support (see this Spring Tips installment on using R2DBC
  • Docker container image support. See this blog on Docker image generation
  • Java 14 support. See this Spring Tips installment on Java 14
  • This is also the version to use if you want to consume the Graal Native Image builder feature. Here’s a Spring Tips video on that, too.
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This Week in Spring - May 12th, 2020

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! I hope you’re all doing well, staying safe, taking socially distant walks every day to get some fresh air and exercise, and so on. I’m trying my best to stay sane. We just crossed into month three-under quarantine, having gone into quarantine on 11 March 2020. It’s pretty crazy to think about how slowly and quickly time has flown.

One of the things that makes me happy? Learning new things. This weekly roundup, This Week in Spring, has always been a lot of fun for me. It’s become even more of a privilege in the age of quarantine, having something to learn and soak up. I know that most of us will get through this, but I’ve been very keen on not letting this time go to waste for me. It’s exhausting to live under this quarantine. It’s exhausting to be anxious about things. I completely understand the instinct to want to just stay in bed until it all blows over. It’s completely normal. You’re allowed to be anxious, to worry, to feel despair. I have those days, too. But, I have found it helpful to try to plan activities with my family and to focus on backburner projects. And I find walking to be helpful. My condo’s gym is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. I’ve nonetheless found walking, meditation, or really any fairly mindless activity, supports the process of learning. Anyway, that’s just me, friends.

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Spring Tips: Season 7 Recap

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to the recap installment for the seventh season of Spring Tips! I can’t believe we’re already on season seven! In October of 2020, it’ll be 4 straight years of doing these videos. Hopefully, they’re helping.

Every season consists of 11 episodes and one recap blog post. Sometimes, I’ll do an occasional extra episode or I’ll do an episode during the interregnum between seasons as the situations sometimes demand. But, for now, I’m done for a little while - not as long as last time, for sure! But a little while. I need time to gather my resources, prepare new content, finish the Reactive Spring book, and produce those new episodes.

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