This Month in Spring - May 2, 2018

May 1, 2018 Josh Long

Hi Spring fans! Welcome back to another installment of This Month in Spring! This last month has been nuts - crazier than a sac 'o cats!

First of all, we IPO'd. That's kind of awesome. Shortly after that, we at Pivotal celebrated our 5th birthday! as a startup - happy birthday to us!

Your humble correspondent has hit the road! I started in Paris, FR and then hit New York City, NY (for the big NYSE bell ringing ceremony!); Mainz, Germany; Linz and Vienna, Austria; Melbourne, Australia (where I am now, but only after a 12 hour layover in Bangkok, Thailand); Manchester and London, UK; Denver, CO; Kyiv, Ukraine; Dublin and Belfast, Ireland; Barcelona, Spain; and then finally Singapore. That's it, for now, then I fly back home to San Francisco early in June, 2018. For the details on where and what, check out this blog post. In all of that I'll have presented with the first two founders of Spring, Rod Johnson and Juergen Hoeller, albeit in different places.

During this time I also put out the first four installments of the first season of Spring Tips videos in 2018, starting with videos on the new Kafka Streams binder for Spring Cloud Stream, Redis, the reactive Cloud Foundry Java client, and Spring Statemachine

And, of course, the Pivotal and Spring ecosystems have been moving a mile a minute so without further ado, here's what you missed in the last month if you blinked.

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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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