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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

This Week in Spring - June 22nd, 2021

Hi, Spring fans! How’re y’all doing? Can you believe we’re almost halfway through this crazy little thing called 2021? Time sure flies when you’re having fun! This week was no exception. I joined the my buddy Matt Raible and Brian Demeers today for the OktaDev Twitch channel and we hacked on making the Spring Boot starter for Okta work with Spring Native. The goal is that you should be able to bring your application unchanged with Spring Native, and this is yet another example of that working. We didn’t know what issues we were going to face, but we managed to figure out the relatively minor things required to make it work within an hour and within two hours we had most a working, standalone “hints” .jar dependency that users can add to their spring-aot plugins dependencies. Hopefully they’ll polish that off and publish the bits soon.

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This Week in Spring - June 15th, 2021

Hi, Spring fans! How’re you doing? I’m silly stoked! This week saw the release of Spring Native 0.10.0 and it is awesome! You absolutely have to check this release out. I put together an episode of Spring Tips, the most comprehensive of its kind, introducing (almost) everything you’ll need to know about Spring Native and Spring Native 0.10.0 in particular. Start here. Spring Native is awesome and this is the comprehensive introduction I wish I’d had at the start.

The next time we meet in this humble column, next week, will be June 22nd, and by then we’ll have passed summer solstice - the longest day in the year! - and the beginning of summer. Farewell (for now) to Spring, the season, and long live Spring, the easiest and most productive path to production for your applications.

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This Week in Spring - June 8th, 2021

Hi, Spring fans! What’s shaking? It’s one of those weeks where, even though the thing I wanted to happen - a vacation with the family - didn’t happen, what did happen - accidentally lots of free time with no meetings - has turned out wonderfully. It was all I could do to pry myself from the IDE to pull together this week’s roundup, but I am glad I did! There’s a ton of great stuff there. Let’s dive into it.

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This Week in Spring - June 1st, 2021

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! How’re you doing? I’m doing well! I hope you’re doing well, too. Can you believe we’ve just entered the month of June 2021? WHERE HAS THIS YEAR GONE ALREADY! It’s insane. But, the march of Spring continues, and with each passing week a ton of new stuff to talk about arrives. Let’s get into it!

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This Week in Spring - May 25th, 2021

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! How’re you doing? I’m still fresh off my little vacation last week, feeling fantastic. I’ve spent the last several days working with Spring Boot and Spring Native and I have to tell you, they’re epic.

It’s gotten to the point where I sometimes spend time working on enabling Spring Native integrations for other projects - it really makes some third party abstractions come alive! It’s hard to know what the right comparison is. There’s not much you can do in this life that results in such an instantaneous, night-and-day difference in performance and memory profile with so few (user-visibile) changes. Imagine snapping your fingers and having your luxury hypercar (Spring Boot in this metaphor) transform into an equally capable, and very comfortable, rocket ship capable of interstellar travel. That’s the sort of paradigm shift implied by Spring Native. Or, at least it feels like that to me! What a wonderful time to be alive.

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