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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 - July 17th, 2018

Hi Spring fans and welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! Can you believe we’re already midway through the year?? Stunning.

This week I’m in San Francisco preparing for a video shoot next week and a joint presentatio with Google’s Ray Tsang at next week’s Google NEXT and tomorrow it’s off to Portland, OR, for the epic OSCON event where I’ll be doing a book signing at the O’Reilly booth on Wednesday and I’ll be doing a talk, Reactive Spring, on thursday. As usual, if you’re in the region and want to chat or grab a Voodoo doughnut, don’t hesitate to say hi!

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This Week in Spring - July 10th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in sunny (warm!) Los Angeles for the epic SpringOne Tour Los Angeles event and then it’s off to Boston for meetings. We’ve got a lot to cover, as usual, so let’s get to it!

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This Week in Spring - July 3rd, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m fresh of the amazing Spring Connect São Paulo event and speaking with some customers, and now I’m in beautiful Rio de Janeiro soaking up the winter rays by he beach, connecting with people in the community, and delivering a (virtual!) 2 day live training course for O’Reilly on building cloud-native Java-based applications. In less than two days I’ll be home for the first time in almost a month to celebrate the 4th of July. If you’re in America, let me be the first to wish you a happy holiday. As usual, we’ve got a ton of things to dive into so I’ll leave you to it. Let’s get going.

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This Week in Spring - June 26th, 2018

Hi Spring fans and welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This last week’s been fun! Since we last spoke, I have been in Amsterdam (customers), London (SpringOne Tour London); Paris, Fr (JHipster Conf); Krakow, Pl (Devoxx PL); and now Sao Paulo, Br (Spring Connect SP). It’s been a wild ride and it’s nice to conclude the journey here in Brazil with one of the largest Java communities on earth.

And, as a cherry on top, there is a ton of great stuff to look at in this week’s roundup so let’s get to it!

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Spring Tips: Season 4 Recap

Hi Spring fans! We’re at the end of another season of Spring Tips. I’ll be back in a few months with even more Spring Tips, and we’ll continue our journey through aspects of the ecosystem large and small. This season, as with all seasons, has been fun for me to put together. It is a mix of brand new stuff and older stuff that we get to review in a new light. As always, I do these for you and am always eager to hear about what regions of Springdom you’d like illuminated.

Anyway, here’s a recap of the things we’ve looked at in previous installments from seasons 1-4. Enjoy!

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The Road to Reactive Spring Cloud

The new Spring Cloud Finchley GA release is jam-packed with good stuff and represents a major milestone in the journey to reactive microservices. I couldn’t possibly list everything so I refer you to the fresh-from-the-oven release announcement by Spencer Gibb. Instead, in this post, I want to focus on the road we have taken to reactive Spring Cloud.

We released Spring Framework 5 in September 2017. This was the first release to introduce new Reactive programming support to help build more robust, scalable services. It builds upon the Pivotal Reactor project, our reactive streams compatible reactive runtime. Spring Framework 5 also includes a ton of new features, and I won’t try to list them all, either, choosing instead to focus on reactive support here. What is reactive programming? Why does it matter? Well, it matters when you’re building networked services.

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This Week in Spring - June 19th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another wonderful and wild This Week in Spring! This week I’m in Amsterdam, NL (visiting customers); London, UK (for both the London Java Community Java User Group talk and the SpringOne Tour event); Paris, FR (for the first JHipster Conf); Krakow, PL (for Devoxx Poland) and then it’s off to Sao Paolo, BR (for the Spring Connect show). If you’re in any of those places, say hi!

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This Week in Spring - June 12th, 2018

Hi Spring fans and welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in NYC for the SpringOne Tour NYC event, then it’s off to Amsterdam for some customer visits. It’s been a wild week in Spring so let’s get to it!

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Spring Tips: JPA

speaker: Josh Long

Hi Spring fans! In this installment we look at the Java Persistence API (JPA) and its most ubiquitous implementation Hibernate. We look at basic Spring support for JPA, Spring Boot’s auto-configuration and supported configuration properties, mapped superclasses, auditing (using Spring Data’s JPA auditing facility) and journaling (using the Hibernate Envers project and Spring Data Envers).

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