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Josh Long

Josh Long

Spring Developer Advocate, VMware

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). He is a huge Kotlin-fan, too.

Spring + Kotlin = Modern + Reactive + Productive

The combination of Spring and Kotlin is a winning combo for building modern, reactive, and productive servers. This talk will walk through how Spring & Kotlin fit together with coroutines, R2DBC, Testcontainers, and Kotlin/JS for the web UI. Come for Kotlin, stay for the ASCII art!