John has been a member of the Spring Insight team since May 2010. Prior to joining Insight he worked on complex application deployment and management projects at VMware, EMC and at a startup called SourceLabs (acquired by EMC).
At SourceLabs John also worked on various open source projects and a search engine for open source mailing list and issue trackers. John also spent some time in Microsoft's Open Source Labs and at Natural Selection, a company in San Diego which specializes in evolutionary computation for medical and military applications.
John Kew lives in Seattle, WA with his three fish and a wife.
Spring Insight provides trace data for web-container managed threads out of the box. But, what about other application threads? Fortunately, Insight provides a pluggable architecture for enhancing the standard trace capabilities. This session discusses the use of the annotation plugin to immediately obtain valuable trace data without writing any additional code. It goes on to to describe the more advanced technique of creating a custom plugin and takes a deep dive into the new Spring Integration and JMS plugins. Finally, we discuss how you can get involved by contributing your own plugins to the community.