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Josh Long

The Spring team at VMWare
United States


Josh (@starbuxman) has been the first Spring Developer Advocate since 2010. Josh is a Java Champion, author of 7 books (including “Reactive Spring”) and numerous best-selling video training (including “Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons” with Spring Boot co-founder Phil Webb), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Axon, Spring Cloud, Activiti, Vaadin, etc), a Youtuber (Coffee + Software with Josh Long as well as my Spring Tips series ), and a podcaster (“A Bootiful Podcast”).


What were your first experiences with Testcontainers?

I was doing some unit testing with Spring Boot

What’s your favourite Testcontainers module?

The Postgres module

What are your favourite features for Testcontainers?

The easy way in which they’re integrated with Spring Boot for both development and testing

What’s the most memorable bug you managed to reproduce with a test using Testcontainers?

I helped build an integration for Testcontainers with some nice friends at AtomicJar once. It didn’t go anywhere, but it was fun.