This Month in Spring - January 2019

February 5, 2019 Josh Long

Hi Spring fans! What a wild-n-crazy month it's been! The beginning of the year is a time for celebration for many reasons not least of which is because we mark off another year in "This Week in Spring," the weekly chronicle of all things in Springdom that I maintain over at the Spring blog, from which I pull most of the content for these monthly This Month in Spring roundups. 

I've been making good progress on my Reactive Spring book, too. Follow @ReactiveSpring for more.

January was the first full month of my new podcast, A Bootiful Podcast, which I hope you'll subscribe to on Soundcloud, iTunes, or wherever fine podcasts are downloaded. Follow @BootifulPodcast for more.

January also saw my recent series introducing Spring for Microsoft Azure come to completion. Here is every installment of the series for Microsoft Azure:

I also did a similar eight part series on using Spring with Google Cloud Platform a while back. Check that out here. There are eight posts in the series. Here they all are:

What a month! I also traveled to a half dozen cities over a few (cold!) countries.

ALSO, more than a billion people just celebrated the Lunar New Year: Happy (belated) Lunar New Year to you if you're among those who celebrate. Now, with that, we've got tons to review so 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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