This Month in Spring - July 2, 2018

July 3, 2018 Josh Long

"Cloud Native Java" worldwide!

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Month in Spring! This last months been absolutely nuts! Just as parts of Europe are winding down for summer holidays much of the rest of the world starts getting crazy! Since we last spoke I've been busy bringing Cloud Native Java anywhere and everywhere. I've been to NYC, US; Amsterdam, NL; London, UK; Paris, FR; Krakow, PL; São Paulo, BR, Rio de Janeiro, BR and Singapore, talking to developers hither-and-thou about all things Pivotal, Spring and Cloud Native Java. Summer, it turns out, is a great time to talk about Spring! (Related: Can you believe we're past mid-year already??)

This month also saw two new translations of O'Reilly's Cloud Native Java debut. Cloud Native Java, a book that I wrote with Kenny Bastani, is all about how to build applications that survive and thrive in the cloud with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud and Cloud Foundry. You can now get the book in Korean and Chinese. Now that's reach! 

This last month has been a particularly important one for me as it saw the GA release of Spring Cloud Finchley, the first edition to support reactive programming end-to-end. This marks the first time in more than a year that your humble correspondent's been able to go on stage and show the latest and greatest without worrying I'm going to get a SNAPSHOT build that will tank, live! I only get a few weeks of this sort of tranquility per year! 

It's the end of one journey for the Spring team and the beginning of many others! I wrote about that reactive milestone in the Road to Reactive Spring Cloud.

I also wrapped up season 4 of Spring Tips, with plenty of new content to come in season 5. Miss an episode or just want to catch up on older seasons? Check out this recap post with links to every Spring Tips installment. As always, I'm keen on any suggestions for the latest and greatest tips. And don't worry, we'll be back! :)

We've got approximately 820,000,042 things to cover from the last month so without further ado, let's get to 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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