This Month in Spring - March 2019

April 2, 2019 Josh Long

Hi Spring fans and welcome to another installment of This Month in Spring! What a month it's been since we last talked! I've been to, among other places, Tel Aviv, Israel; Vienna, Austria; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Seattle, Washington; Montreal, Canada; London, UK and Seattle, Washington. This week I'm in New York City for the Kafka Summit where I'll be joining the legendary Tim Berglund, head of developer experience at Confluent, and James Watters, SVP at Pivotal, to talk about why Pivotal (and Spring and Cloud Foundry) and Confluent (and Kafka, and Kafka Streams) are better together. Then, later today it's off to South Africa (for the SpringOne Tour installments there); Mauritius; Hangzhou, China; and then back to Los Angeles, among other places.

LTR: Confluent co-founder Jay Kreps, Tim Berglund, me and Pivotal SVP James Watters

A particularly special note for the 15th anniversary of the Spring Framework, which was released on the 25th of March, 2004! Happy 15th birthday, Spring!

And without further ado, let's get to it!

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! I'm in Pleasanton, CA, visiting one of Pivotal's large customers, and then tomorrow it's off to New York City for my talk there at the Kafka Summit with the excellent Tim Berglund and James Watters. Join us! Then, next week it's off to South Africa (for the SpringOne Tour shows in Capetown and Johannesburg) and then it's off to Mauritius for the DevConf - if you're in any of those places, don't hesitate to say hi!.

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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