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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

Spring Tips: Manipulating the Platform with the Spring Cloud Cloud Foundry Java Client Autoconfiguration

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of Spring Tip! In this installment, we look at something near and dear to my heart (and my @author tag!) - the Cloud Foundry Java client auto-configuration.

What is Cloud Foundry?

Cloud Foundry is an open-source PaaS. It has a lot of flexibility. I’m in love with it if I’m honest. It’s simple. I love things like it that give me flexibility without requiring too many sacrifices at the altar of the YAML deity. It’s an opinionated platform as a service. You give the platform an application, and it deploys them. You upload a spring boot app, and it figures out that the app is a standalone, self-contained, so-called “fat” .jar and it downloads the required JDK, configures the necessary amount of memory and then creates a filesystem with your app, the JDK, the right configuration, and then turns it all into a container.

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This Week in Spring - March 31st, 2020

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another extra-meaty installment of This Week in Spring! This week, we’ve got a ton of stuff to look at so I won’t belabor it!

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Spring Tips: Spring Cloud Loadbalancer

speaker: Josh Long (@starbuxman)

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of Spring Tips! In this installment, we’re going to look at a new feature in Spring Cloud, Spring Cloud Loadbalancer. Spring Cloud Loadbalancer is a generic abstraction that can do the work that we used to do with Netflix’s Ribbon project. Spring Cloud still supports Netflix Ribbon, but Netflix Ribbons days are numbered, like so much else of the Netflix microservices stack, so we’ve provided an abstraction to support an alternative.

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This Week in Spring - March 24th, 2020

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! It’s a beautiful Tuesday for any number of reasons. I presented in the DevDotNext digital edition show just a few hours ago - that was a lot of fun and I highly recommend you consider attending the next editions (online or - assuming we get past this pandemic - online).

Today is also the 16th birthday of Spring Framework 1.0 - released this day in 2004! What a journey! And of course, the person who announced that that version, the amazing Thomas Risberg (@trisberg), is one of many people who were there then and are still here on the Spring team now. Spring’s come a long way since then! Check out the blog itself. If you want to see the original blog in all of its early-2000s glory, it’s here on the Internet Wayback machine.

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Register Now for Spring Live, an interactive, virtual, 24-hour long conference for you, Spring fans!

Hi, Spring fans! We hope you’ll join us for an interactive, 24-hour long, virtual conference called Spring Live. Here’s what you need to know: it’s 24-hours long, end to end, so there’s bound to be content you can watch no matter what part of the world you’re in. It’s free! It’s interactive - so the speakers will be hanging around to answer questions and do Q/A. Some speakers are going to pre-record their talks proper just so they can spend the entire slot for their talk answering questions and interacting directly with you. We’ve invited experts from the wide world of Springdom from VMWare (where the Spring team lives), Okta, Confluent, Google, Microsoft, and IBM, and so many others.

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Spring Tips: Remote File System Integrations (FTP) with Spring Integration

Spring Tips: FTP Integration

speaker: Josh Long (@starbuxman)

Hi, Spring fans! In this installment of Spring Tips, we look at a topic that’s near and dear to my heart: integration! And yes, you may recall that the very first installment of Spring Tips looked at Spring Integration. If you haven’t already watched that one, you should. So, while we’re not going to revisit Spring Integration fundamentals, we’re going to take a deep dive into one area fo support in Spring Integration: FTP. FTP is all about file synchronization. Broadly, in the world of Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), we have four types of integration: file synchronization, RPC, database synchronization, and messaging.

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This Week in Spring - March 17th, 2020

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to yet another installment of This Week in Spring! We’re already midway through March 2020, and I can’t believe how crazy things have gotten! You’re no doubt experiencing something equally as odd too. The pandemic has truly changed this world in a way nothing else has in recent memory. It’s crazy to think about the course this virus has taken and the journey we’ve all taken along with it.

I live in San Francisco, and we’re currently under lockdown. It’s technically a crime now to leave your home for anything but essential needs like food, medicine, or walking the dog. That’s OK. That just leaves more time for us to learn and socialize, albeit online and from the confines of our own homes. We’re very lucky, you know? How wild. Most of us who work on software should be able to work from home. There are some glaring exceptions, of course, as detailed in this epic megathread, but basically, software can be done online. It requires some of us to revise our workflows, but it can be done.

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