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" (, 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 - September 21st, 2021

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! As usual, it’s been another crazy awesome, and jam-packed week in Spring, so we’ve got a ton of stuff to get to and so very little time in which to do it. Andiamo!


Spring Tips: A Bootiful Look at SpringOne 2021

Hi, Spring fans! In this installment, I’m joined by teammates Tiffany Jernigan and Mario Gray as we recap some of our favorite talks from the just-finished SpringOne 2021 event! Did you miss the show? (why)? Fret not: we’ll look at some of our favorite moments from SpringOne 2021!


This Week in Spring - September 14th, 2021

Hi, Spring fans! It’s September 14th! I can’t believe it. I know this is a common refrain on my weekly posts, but can you believe it’s already nearly Fall and Winter? What is happening?? How’d we get here so quickly?

Anyway, how are you doin’? I’m doing alright! It’s been kinda a crazy week. I was in the studio all day and some of the night yesterday filming a new Livelessons video that I can’t wait for y’all to see. (But be forewarned: there will be .YAML!)

Then, at 3am my time, I did a presentation for the Japanese Java User Group. This would be one thing in of itself, but what made this special for me was that I was supposed to appear at the JJUG six weeks ago. Yes, that six weeks ago. The same six weeks ago when I was convalescing with COVID-19, six weeks ago. Needless to say (but I will!), when one is sick with the virus, they sleep. So I did. A lot. And I ended up accidentally sleeping through my appearance. And they graciously, empathetically, and kindly agreed to reschedule a week (or two? It’s all a blur to me) later. Anyway, I also slept through that one!! Ugh! I was and am so embarrassed! I still am mortified that I disappointed folks not once (perhaps understandable) but twice (_what_?!). Last night was my third attempt at being there in less than two months! They were so gracious and kind. Thank you so, so, so much JJUG, for coming out and for making the show fun and for all the great questions!


This Week in Spring - September 7th, 2021

Hi, Spring fans! I am still reeling from the craziness of last week’s SpringOne event! That doesn’t mean that the world’s stood still in the interim though! Quite the contrary! There’s a ton of things to get to this week so without further ado let’s go!


Monitor Spring Boot applications end-to-end using Dynatrace in Azure Spring Cloud!

Today, we are excited to announce the integration of the Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform in Azure Spring Cloud.

Over the past 18 months, we worked with many enterprise customers to learn about the scenarios they face. Many of these customers have thousands of Spring Boot applications running in on-premises data centers. As they migrate these applications to the cloud, they need to instrument them for application performance monitoring (APM) using solutions their developers are familiar with and have been using for years. In addition, they must ensure continuity for desktop and mobile applications that are already pre-instrumented for end-to-end monitoring using agents like Dynatrace OneAgent, which automatically discovers and maps all applications, microservices, and infrastructure as well as any dependencies in dynamic hybrid, multi-cloud environments. With the integration of Dynatrace OneAgent in Azure Spring Cloud, you can continue your journey and easily instrument your Spring Boot applications with Dynatrace.


This Week in Spring - August 31st, 2021

Hi, Spring fans! Can you believe it? SpringOne 2021 kicks off in less than 24 hours! Have you registered? It’s free and it’s virtual, but the talks are live and there’ll be ample opportunity to talk to the Spring and Tanzu teams behinds the scenes. And, of course, I’ll be there. Also, don’t miss tomorrow mornings opening keynote, which I’ll be emceeing. And please don’t miss my session on Azure Spring Cloud with Julien Dubois and Layla Porter. There are a ton of great talks over the next two days. Do not miss these! Alrigty my friends, we’ve got a ton of stuff to review so without further ado, let’s dive right in!