This Month in Spring - October 2021

October 15, 2021 Josh Long
Trick or Treat!

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to yet another installment of This Month in Spring where we recap - with apologies to The Times - all the news that's fit to reprint in the Spring and Spring-adjacent ecosystems.

First: it's almost Halloween! Can you believe it? (I can't.) This year continues to absolutely fly by! I need to dust off my PHP costume for Halloween. Maybe I'll even start using this particularly ghastly VS Code theme on the day...

How've you all been? I've been busy. I've been working my butt off preparing a bunch of new stuff. First, I'm going to be live streaming more. Join me on Twitch (@JavaJoshLong). Are you on LinkedIn? If so, join me there, too (joshlong)

I'm doing my level-headed best to make clearer all my activity. I just updated my blog - Yes, I know it looks like it was designed in a renegade zombie instance of Microsoft Frontpage and it could really use some work. (I'm workin' on it!) Anyway, I've updated the site to automatically announce more of my activity. So, if you want to know about any upcoming appearances, it'll be there. If you want to see my new Spring Tips (@SpringTipsLive) video installments, they'll be there. If you want to know about the new Bootiful Podcast (@BootifulPodcast) installments, those too shall be there! And if you want to know if I'm appearing somewhere near you or at a conference you're attending? Yah, that'll be there, too! That blog - however antiquated it may look (for the moment), is using cutting-edge RSS/ATOM technolog from the year 1999! And you can too. To paraphrase the technophilosopher LL Cool J: "don't call RSS' return a comeback, it's been here for years!"

This month's roundup also looks to be a fun one, 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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