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Hibernate Search with Spring Data on Pivotal CF revisited

About a year ago I published an article called Running Hibernate Search with Elasticsearch on Pivotal CF. In several projects I use Hibernate Search. If you’re already have Hibernate-JPA-Entities in your project and you need a full text index for some of them, its really easy to add a Lucene based index by just using […]

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September wrap-up

As the keen reader may have noticed, there hasn’t been an August summary about the work on Spring Boot Buch. There have been several reasons: At the end of July I gave in the manuscript for lecturing at dpunkt.verlag. After that, I took all holiday I had left at my current company and went on […]

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JDK 9 EA on macOS

The release date for Java 9 is getting closer and it’s about time to get your hands dirty with the early-access builds. Those are available here. I’m on a Mac running the latest version of macOS. It’s easy to change $JAVA_HOME in a shell through the various settings of you preferred environment. Sadly, $JAVA_HOME (or […]

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July: Manuscript completed, announcing job changes, JCrete and more

July was something between the 7th and 8th month of working on the Spring Boot Buch and by far the most crazy one. I started the first draft of an outline by late November and early December 2016, shortly before reaching out to publishers. After deciding for dpunkt.verlag I did some milestone planing and as […]

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June Wrap up

June was a very though month. I did quite some traveling and thus had hardly time for biking. Cycling wise worst June ever, below 300km in total. Spring Boot Buch Two weeks ago I received several drafts for the cover and I’m quite happy with them and already decided for one. (By the way, I […]

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What makes me productive?

Yesterday evening I tweeted about my mouse’ battery being drained which caused a lot of tweets. In the end, Ralf asked, what makes you productive? just curious:what makes you productive 1/2? — Ralf D. Müller™ (@RalfDMueller) June 18, 2017 General workflow I know and use a lot of shortcuts, wether being it in an IDE, […]

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Hi! My name is Michael Simons. I live in Aachen and create software for a living. You can read more about me on the "About me" page. This blog mostly contains posts about Java and Softwarearchitecture with a strong focus on the Spring eco system.
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Good stuff cannot be achieved alone. A salute to several great people in my life: NetBeans Dream team and more. And certainly, lots of ❤️ to my family and my wife who always supports me and my crazy ideas.