This Month in Spring - July 31st, 2018

July 31, 2018 Josh Long

KNative <3 Spring Boot

Hi Spring fans! How's things? I hope you're keeping healthy and happy and enjoying the summer (or winter, in the southern hemisphere) season in whatever part of the world you're in right now. It's August already! We're eight months into the year already. I'm still not done with my TODOs from February! Oi. The world's been a little crazy since last we spoke. Let's see.

Google's Ray Tsang and I delivered a packed talk at Google NEXT '18 on Spring Cloud GCP and the newly re-architected Project Riff function-as-a-service (now based on KNative, which Google and Pivotal announced this week).

I delivered an online training Monday, Bootiful Kotlin, that looks at using Kotlin with Spring. If you're interested, by the way, I'm delivering an encore to the packed Reactive Spring online training on the 2nd of August - this Thursday!

I just wrapped a 3.5 day long filming of the Spring Security Livelessons with my buddy and Spring Security lead Rob Winch. That was intense! I always learn something or other when I do these Livelessons videos but you never feel quite so out of your depth as when you're talking to Rob about all things security. There's a ton to know and not knowing it will ultimately cost you. Not knowing it is an existential threat. Or, you can use the Spring Security framework's sane defaults and let Rob worry about it for you.

I've been trying to keep busy, too. I spoke with customers and at conferences hither and thou. We had the epic Spring Days Los Angeles events. R&D meetings in Boston, the legendary OSCON conference in in Portland, OR.

About the Author

Josh Long is a Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. Josh is a Java Champion, author of five books (including O'Reilly's upcoming "Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry") and three best-selling video trainings (including "Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons" w/ Phil Webb), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin).

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