This Month in Spring - April 4th, 2018!

April 5, 2018 Josh Long

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to the first installment of This Month in Spring where we review all the news that's fit to... em... socialize and synergize? (Call it a hunch but I don't think that motto's going to take off..) I've been writing This Week in Spring every Tuesday since the first week of 2011, without fail. This Week in Spring is a roundup of news from of the latest and greatest through the prism of the Spring community. Over the many, many years, enough people have asked for a digest of the content they could pull in by e-mail. So, here we are, hot off the proverbial presses, all the newsworthy nuggets, Github gists, tantalizing Tweets, and cloneable code you could ask for in one bursting-to-the-seams email!

I am your host and friendly neighborhood Spring fan, Josh Long (@starbuxman). This column, at its best, is all about you dear reader! Do you have something you'd like to see shared with the world? Don't hesitate to reach out.

This last month has been a relaxed affair. I've been on a podcast or two (check iTunes or anywhere fine podcasts are consumed). I've presented in beautiful but blizzard-besieged Boston, MA, and delightful Dallas, TX for the epic Spring One Tour events, made appearances in San Francisco; San Jose; Bangalore, India; Dubai, UAE; and Sydney, Australia. I've spent a few days in studio recording another bootiful video in my Livelessons series (available soon on Safari). I've co-lead online training for O'Reilly on all things Cloud Native Java. I've devised and recorded six episodes of the next season of Spring Tips (You are following along at home, right? If not, now's a good time to binge watch!). Indeed, the first episode - on Spring Cloud Stream and Kafka Streams - will already have gone up by the time you read this!


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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