What's Looming in Spring?
Conference (INTERMEDIATE level)
Gallery Hall

With Java 21 supporting Virtual Threads as part of the Project Loom initiative, developers can see a direct impact on scaling their servers with little effort. What better way to realize this than seeing the power of virtual threads in action in one of the most popular and highly used frameworks? In this talk, Dr. Venkat Subramaniam and Josh Long will discuss the power of virtual threads and illustrate how your services implemented on top of Spring Boot will directly reap the benefits.
Josh Long
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").
Venkat Subramaniam
Agile Developer, Inc.
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston, and the creator of the dev2next conference.
He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.
Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at You can reach him by email at or on twitter at @venkat_s.