This Month in Spring - April 2022

April 27, 2022 Josh Long

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Month in Spring! I can't quite believe it's already been a month since we last spoke! The weeks all tend to blur together, don't they? I was recently at my first in-person show, the spectacular Devnexus event in Atlanta, GA, since the pandemic's beginning. It was awesome! Thank you so much for having me, Devnexus! I loved the crowds, the selfies, etc. We also just had our first in-person show, a SpringOne Tour event in beautiful Chicago, Illinois. That was doubly dope, as well. And I'm so looking forward to being at a bevy of shows soon, including Devoxx UK in London, Spring I/O in Barcelona, Spain, JNation in Lisbon, Portugal, and the SpringOne Tour event in Toronto, Canada. It will be awesome, and I hope to see you all there. I'll be masked, of course, but don't let that confound: I'll be elated to be there with you!

All of that happens in the next 45 days or so. So I'll have gone from my first in-person show in one This Month in Spring roundup to my first five shows by the time I write This Month in Spring for June, 2022! What a time to be alive! Now, this is _nowhere close_ to being as busy as I was before the pandemic, but it's still a win, and I'll gladly take it. I used to travel north of 650,000 miles a year. This year I'll be pleased if I cross 75,000! At the outset of the year, I said to myself that I'd be happy to visit ten cities in 2022. I'm well on my way to visiting more than twenty! Fingers crossed, I'll be able to outrun COVID19. What a wonderful time to be alive! 

And speaking of wonderful times to be alive, there's a ton of stuff to look at from this last month so let's dive right into it!

About the Author

Josh Long (@starbuxman) is a Spring Developer Advocate at VMware. Josh is a Java Champion, a Google Developer Expert for Kotlin, author of six books (including O'Reilly's "Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry") and the just released "Reactive Spring" (, six best-selling Livelessons video trainings (including "Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons" with Phil Webb and "Spring Security Livelessons" with Rob Winch, and "Cloud Foundry Livelessons" with Josh McKenty), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin). Josh also has a podcast, "A Bootiful Podcast," and does a series of screencasts, "Spring Tips", on YouTube ( Josh routinely blogs on the Spring blog (

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