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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" (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

This Week in Spring - October 27th, 2020

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! It’s already nearly November in this crazy rollercoaster ride that is 2020. Crazy.

We’ve got a ton of stuff to get to so let’s waste not a second more.

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This Week in Spring - October 20, 2020

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! How’re things? It’s been unseasonably warm here in San Francisco so I am writing this from my balcony with a warm cup of coffee and hope in my heart. It is still very hard to believe we’re near Halloween, though! Crazy how time flies. There’s lots of good stuff to look at this week so let’s get to it! Hopefully you can enjoy this week’s news from some warm, safe and healthy spot in your life, too.

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A Bootiful Podcast: DataStax's Patrick McFadin on DataStax Astra, Cassandra, Cassandra data modeling patterns, and more

Hi, Spring fans! In this episode Josh Long (@starbuxman) talks about all the wonderful shows he’s been at, the epic new support for Kubernetes-ready native images in Spring Boot 2.3 and Spring Boot 2.4, and then he talks to DataStax’s own Patrick McFadin (@PatrickMcFadin), a legend in the JVM and Cassandra communities, and an all around amiable gent.

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Premiering: Bootiful Kotlin

Hi, Spring fans! In this talk Spring Developer Advocate, Java Champion, and Kotlin Google Developer Advocate Josh Long (@starbuxman) introduces the Kotlin ecosystem, the language, and its application when building server-side Spring applications.

This is a roving tour of all things Kotlin, and there’s a lot to cover, including:

  • building Android applications with Kotlin on mobile devices
  • building native applications with Kotlin and Kotlin Native ((m)alloc, pointers, and POSIX APIs, oh, my!)
  • giving existing APIs like the venerable JdbcTemplate a fresh coat of paint with Kotlin
  • using Kotlin ecosystem libraries like the Exposed ORM with Spring
  • using rich DSLs such as those provided for Spring Framework’s programmatic bean registration, HTTP endpoints, and for Spring Cloud Gateway
  • kicking up our reactive applications a notch with coroutines
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This Week in Spring - October 13th, 2020

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! There’s just so much to talk about this week and I scarcely know where to start so let’s just get into it.

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This Week in Spring - October 6th, 2020

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! It’s been a fun week thus far - I spoke Monday at the first ever Garden State JUG event on testing Spring-based application and services and then today I spoke at the NYJava SIG about RSocket. Thank you so much for having me!

I can’t believe it’s already October 6th! We’re closer to 2021 than 2019. Crazy. A quarter of a year to go. I just write these roundups and things seem to fly as a result.

We’ve got a lot to get to, so let’s dive right in

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