Josh (@starbuxman) is the Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. Josh is a Java Champion, author of 5 books (including O’Reilly’s upcoming Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry) and 3 best-selling video trainings (including Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons with Spring Boot co-founder Phil Webb), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin)

The Spring Update

In its 3.2 and 3.3 generations, the Spring Framework focuses on core features for asynchronous processing and message-oriented architectures, as well as enhancements to its caching support and its language support. The Spring Framework project also comes with a new Gradle-based build and a new GitHub-based contribution model. In this session, we’ll discuss key features of Spring 3.2 and the upcoming Spring 3.3, including support for upcoming standards such as JCache, JMS 2.0, and not least of all Java 8’s language features. We’ll also explain how we’re tracking Java EE 7.

Opting for a shorter release cycle, Spring Framework 3.2 was released in December 2012, with Spring Framework 3.3 to follow in Q4 2013. This session presents the current plan for both generations and discusses the motivations behind them.

The Cloud Foundry Bootcamp

Isn’t life hard enough without deployment troubles? Isn’t life hard enough as a new engineer on a team without reproducible builds and environments? Join Josh Long as he introduces Cloud Foundry, the open source PaaS from VMWare. Learn why Cloud Foundry makes life easier for everybody - operations people and developers-alike - in this Cloud Found Bootcamp.

Multi Client Development with Spring

No application is an island and this is more obvious today than ever as applications extend their reach into people’s pockets, desktops, tablets, TVs, blueray players and cars. What’s a modern developer to do to support these many platforms? In this talk, join Josh Long to learn how Spring can extend your reach through (sometimes Spring Security OAuth-secured) RESTful services exposed through Spring MVC, HTML5 and client specific rendering thanks to Spring Mobile, and powerful, native support for Android with Spring Android.