Rod Johnson (programmer)

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Rod Johnson
Residence Sydney, Australia
Fields Computer Software
Institutions VMware, SpringSource, Neo4j
Alma mater University of Sydney
Known for Spring Framework
Influenced Mik Kersten

Rod B. Johnson is an Australian computer specialist who created the Spring Framework and co-founded SpringSource,[1] where he served as CEO until its 2009 acquisition by VMware.[2] In 2011 Rod Johnson became Chairman of Neo4j's Board of Directors. At the JavaOne 2012 it was announced that Rod Johnson joined the Typesafe Inc. Company board of directors.[3]


  • 2002. Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development. Wrox. ISBN 0-7645-4385-7.
  • 2004. Expert One-on-One J2EE Development without EJB. Wrox. ISBN 0-7645-5831-5.
  • 2005. Professional Java Development with the Spring Framework. With Juergen Hoeller, Alef Arendsen, Thomas Risberg and Colin Sampaleanu. Wrox. ISBN 0-7645-7483-3.


  1. ^ "Spring Creator Rod Johnson Leaves VMware, Makes Mark on Java". 2012. Retrieved 5 Jul 2012. 
  2. ^ "VMware Acquires Springsource". 2009. Retrieved 5 Jul 2012. 
  3. ^ "Typesafe Appoints Rod Johnson to Board of Directors". 2012. Retrieved 1 Nov 2012.