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 - May 27th, 2024

Engineering | May 27, 2024 | ...

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! And what a week it will be! I'm in Venice, Italy, on a little vacation, but tomorrow I begin a quick journey to beautiful Sofia, Bulgaria, where I'll be speaking at the amazing JPrime software show (it's my first time speaking there, though not even my 20th time speaking in Bulgaria!). I'm so looking forward to it.

Then, I turn right back around and head to Barcelona, Spain, for the not-to-be-missed Spring IO event! I love Spring IO, and you should too! It is, in my estimation, the premier Spring event in EMEA and an…

Deploy and Scale Spring Batch in the Cloud – with Adaptive Cost Control

Engineering | May 21, 2024 | ...

May 21, 2024, at 9 AM PST

You can now use Azure Spring Apps to effectively run Spring Batch applications with adaptive cost control. You only pay when batch jobs are running, and you can simply lift and shift your Spring Batch jobs with no code change.

Spring Batch is a framework for processing large amounts of data in Java applications. It provides reusable functions for logging, transaction management, job statistics, job restart, skipping errors, and resource management. It also supports high-performance tasks through optimization and partitioning. Introduced in March 2008, Spring Batch is…

This Week in Spring - May 21st, 2024

Engineering | May 21, 2024 | ...

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! It's been yet another amazing and exciting week and with it a bevy of new releases. And of course, in about a week's time, we will find ourselves at Spring IO, ready to show a lot of these new things. Will you be there? I will! Anyway, let's dive right into it. There are a ton of new releases!

This Week in Spring - May 14th, 2024

Engineering | May 14, 2024 | ...

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

This week's highlights in the Spring ecosystem emphasize the ongoing advancements and applications of Spring AI. The discussions range from exploring the impressive VectorStore abstraction and enhanced structured output support to practical integrations with platforms like Azure OpenAI and Neo4J. There are several posts this week about how Spring AI can power intelligent applications. The celebration of Spring Boot's 10th anniversary with its cofounders and a historical reflection by Spring founder Rod Johnson further…

This Week in Spring - May 7th, 2024

Engineering | May 07, 2024 | ...

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another amazing installment of This Week in Spring! I'm in bellisima Rome, Italy, where I've just spent time in some fun meetings, and now I'm off to lovely London, UK, for Devoxx UK 2024. It's going to be amazing. If you're there, don't hesitate to say hi! I've got to run for a plane so let's make this week's installment quick!

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