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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

Delete Passwords: Passwordless Connections for Spring Boot Apps to Azure Services

Using username/password credentials to access one application from another presents a huge security risk for many reasons. Today, we are announcing the preview of passwordless connections for Java applications to Azure database and eventing services, letting you finally shift away from using passwords.

Security Challenges with Passwords

Passwords should be used with caution, and developers must never place passwords in an unsecure location. Many Java applications connect to backend data, cache, messaging, and eventing services using usernames and passwords, or other sensitive credentials such as access tokens or connection strings. If exposed, the passwords could be used to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information such as a sales catalog that you built for an upcoming campaign, or simply all customer data that must be private.

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This Week in Spring - September 27th, 2022

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

It’s the last week of September, already! The year’s more done than not. The days are receding into darkness earlier. And the Pumpkin Spice Lattes are upon us. The darker and colder days are kind of a bummer, but I’m stil excited and overjoyed this time of year. You know why?

SpringOne 2022 is almost here! I feel like it’s that anxious, exciting time before sort of important holiday where you get given gifts! And with it, Spring Boot 3 and Spring Framework 6. We’re going to be announcing everything right here on the Spring blog, of course, but if you want a chance to learn from the source, then I hope you’ll join us 6-8 December, 2022, right here in my hometown of San Francisco, my favorite west coast city in the USA, and my hometown. )Psst.: If you register now, there’s a $200 discount from the pass price with this code S1VM22_Advocate_200.)

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My SpringOne 2022

It has taken me an embarrassingly long time to appreciate and understand that the devil is in the details regarding software development. Writing happy-path business logic isn’t the hard part! It’s the failure cases, observability, resilience, and process. It’s security and other so-called non-functional requirements. It’s architecting for agility. It’s production. Spring is unique because it sits at the crossroads of many exciting application development discussions.

Spring’s community contains multitudes and is one of the key defining features. This diversity of discussion means that any conference that endeavors to cover the full sweep of ideas has its work cut out. I don’t know of any other show - and I’ve spoken at many thousands of shows and events in my life! - that completely covers the different dimensions of application development like SpringOne does. I feel like SpringOne is the closest, anyway, and I want to talk about what I’m looking forward to about this year’s SpringOne 2022 event.

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A Bootiful Podcast: Couchbase and Cloud legend Laurent Doguin

Hi, Spring fans! In this installment, Josh Long (@starbuxman) talks to his friend, fellow Java Champion, and director of developer relations and strategy at Couchbase, Laurent Doguin (@ldoguin)

SpringOne 2022 is almost here! This is our first in-person event since the pandemic and it’s when we release Spring Framework 6 and Spring Boot 3, the next generation of Spring and Spring Boot respectively. It’s running 6-8 December in my sunny San Francisco, CA! Register now at SpringOne.io and use the code S1VM22_Advocate_200 to get $200 off the current registration price.

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This Week in Spring - September 20th, 2022

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring wherein I endeavor as best as I can to capture the latest-and-greatest in the wide, wacky, and wonderful world of Springdom! Naturally, I fail miserably basically every week. There’s no way I could hope to capture everything of note. But I persist…

Are you coming to SpringOne 2022? This is our first in-person event since the pandemic and it’s when we release Spring Framework 6 and Spring Boot 3, the next generation of Spring and Spring Boot respectively. It’s running 6-8 December here in my hometown of sunny San Francisco, CA! Register now at SpringOne.io and use the code S1VM22_Advocate_200 to get $200 off the current registration price.

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This Week in Spring - September 13th, 2022

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! We’ve got a lot of good stuff to get to so let’s dive right into it!

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This Week in Spring - September 5th, 2022

Hi, Spring fans! How are you? It’s a fantastic Tuesday, the 5th of September, 2022, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s also Labor Day weekend here in the US. It marks the unofficial end of summer, which is a bit sad. But, on the upside, it’s a four-day weekend for me! I’m technically off today. So, you’ll forgive me, but I won’t spend too much time here. Let’s dive right into this week’s roundup!

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