Hi, Spring fans! How're things? I'm in Taipei, Taiwan, where I've presented at the local JUG and at the Cloud Native Forum. It's been a crazy good time on the ground eating delicious "stinky tofu" (that's its name!), trying to figure out the difference between traditional Chinese characters and so-called simplified Chinese characters used in China, and of course, making tons of new friends.

In less than 24 hours, I'll be on a plane winging my way back west where I'll join my family, friends, and our newest addition, and we'll celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday together. It's this time of year when I try to take stock of all the things for which I'm grateful and you know what, dear reader? Time and time again, I think of you, the community that makes Spring the best place to integrate and innovate. I am thankful for you. I'm sure I speak for the Spring team and Pivotal at large when I say, we are thankful for you.

From all of us to all of you — happy Thanksgiving!

Now, we've got a ton to cover, so let's get to it!