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" (, host of the "Spring Tips Videos" (, co-author of 6+ books (, and instructor on 8+ Livelessons Training Videos (
Blog Posts by Josh Long

This Week in Spring - August 9th, 2022

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! How are you this fine Tuesday? I’m in Kansas City for the Kansas City Developer Conference. It’s a crazy fun show, and I’m glad to be here. I only wish the rest of you were here, too! We’ve got a packed This Week in Spring, however, so let’s dive right into it.


This Week in Spring - August 1st, 2022

Aloha, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring!

I’m still on vacation on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii, but I wanted to say hello (“aloha!”) and share this week’s latest roundup of all that’s good and glorious in the wide and wonderful world of Springdom.

Funny thing, today - the 2nd of August, 2022 - is also my 12-year anniversary on the Spring team. It continues to be a helluva ride, and I so look forward to all that lies ahead. Thank you, Spring team, for everything. Also, sort of coincidentally, I just got a nice promotion. (Thanks, Spring team and VMware). I’m also just about to hit 60,000 followers on Twitter. It’s been a weird, wonderful week, and not just because of all that, but because we’ve got a ton of great stuff to dive into this week (besides the ocean, which I’ll return to promptly after finishing this roundup)!


This Week in Spring - July 26th, 2022

Aloha, Spring fans! I’m on vacation, reporting to you from the paradise-like island of Maui, Hawaii, and hoping that you’re having a wonderful day! My family and I love Hawaii. It’s brimming with beauty and serenity, and while the island of Maui, in the state of Hawaii, is very small, the islands are humbling. They make you feel so very small. It’s surreal to sit there on the beach as the sun creeps down beyond the horizon and to realize there’s nothing but pitch black darkness and water for as far as you can see, starting just a few meters away. It’s endless. It has no end. Like the bugs in code. Endless. And humbling.


This Week in Spring - July 19th, 2022

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m trying to wind down some threads and take some vacation with my family. It’s going to be an amazing time, indeed! But that doesn’t stop the deluge of novelties and news in the wide world of Springdom, so we’ve got a lot to cover this week. Let’s get to it!

Before I go, though, I have a new “Spring Tips” episode dropping Wednesday morning, at midnight, so be on the look out :)