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 - February 7th, 2023

Engineering | February 07, 2023 | ...

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! It's Tuesday, February 7th, 2023, as I write this and I'm so very glad to be talking to you. How're you doin'?

Some housekeeping: I'll be doing more live streams over on my YT channel - join me and we'll talk shop.

I'm going to be in Chicago, IL, next week, and am wondering about doing an in-person livestream folks while I'm there? Anybody wanna meet at a café or something for a little code and coffee? Hit me up!

Anyway, my friends, let's get on with this week's roundup:

An ever green, ever great way to learn Spring

Engineering | February 03, 2023 | ...

I could do this post every week. Wait, I do do this post every week! It's called This Week in Spring, and in it I recap a lot of interesting new bits of content on the internet that elaborate or introduce or innovate. I love those points of data. They help. But they're almost never a full-guided course. Now, obviously, there are lots of good training efforts out there, but I think you're going to like this one: the The Spring Academy. I mention this because I've got COVID, so I'm quarantining, at home, and always eager for fun stuff to watch. I just finished The Wire, and I'm rewatching The…

The 2022 State of Spring Survey Report

Engineering | February 03, 2023 | ...

Hi, Spring fans! You're awesome! I know you're awesome. You know you're awesome. And the Spring team works for you. We like working for you because you dream awesome dreams and build awesome things. And we can't work effectively with and for you if we don't know where everyone stands.

Every year we put out the State of Spring survey, with respondents hailing from around the world and from organizations of every size and stripe. This year's results are even more interesting and exciting than the last! (You might even say they're awesome.)

The report has four sections:

  • modern architecture in full flower
  • new tech gaining ground
  • upgrade and flourish
  • and "Spring"-ing up to speed

This Week in Spring - January 31st, 2023

Engineering | January 31, 2023 | ...

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! I'm not going to spend too much time here in the preamble because a) today's both my birthday and my late father's birthday and b) I got the worst gift ever: COVID-19. Sigh. So, I'm going back to bed. Without further ado, let's get into this week's roundup!

Spring Cloud Azure 5.0 is now Generally Available

Engineering | January 26, 2023 | ...

We're very pleased to announce that Spring Cloud Azure 5.0 is now generally available.

This major release includes the following features, improvements, and documentation updates:

To try Spring Cloud Azure 5.0, simply add the following dependency BOM to your project:


This Week in Spring - SpringOne Essentials 2023 edition - January 24th, 2023

Engineering | January 24, 2023 | ...

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! Today is a very day for you see, today we kick off SpringOne Essentials, the online incarnation of SpringOne, online. We'll see you live, on stream, in just a few hours!.

SpringOne Essentials is going to be amazing, but before we get there, and learn about all the big things in the Spring ecosystem for the last year, let's look at all the big things in the last week, with this week's recap!

This Week in Spring - January 17th, 2023

Engineering | January 17, 2023 | ...

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! I went to Helsinki, Finland, last week, and this week I'm in Atlanta, Georgia, to speak at the Atlanta Java User Group. And, of course, next week, I'll be in New York to join a viewing party for the airing of SpringOne Essentials. You're going to join us, I trust? It's going to be awesome!

Look, it's Tuesday. Tuesdays are no fun. We're three solid days away from fun winter ski slopes from Friday. But that's OK because every day is a chance to learn. And this week's no exception: we've got a ton to look at it, so let's…

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