January was an intense month, even if it started with a week off. I didn’t have vacation during the seasons like my wife. Sad thing: We couldn’t really spend the vacation together, but that seems to be the standard when both parents are working and the number of holiday days doesn’t fit the number of […]More
Michael Plöd invited me to open the newly founded Spring Community Meetup Munich. Gerhard Müller from TNG made a nice recording of both talks. Thanks for that and enjoy the video: Here’s a series of posts covering the topic in greater detail: Database centric applications with Spring Boot and jOOQ.More
With Java 9 comes JShell, the first official Java Read-Eval-Print-Loop (REPL). The Takipi blog has a nice article out, just in case you don’t know nothing about it. Read it here: Java 9 Early Access: A Hands-on Session with JShell – The Java REPL. I’m gonna show you today a short screen cast using the […]More
As last year I’m gonna write a short recap here. In global life, 2016 wasn’t a good year, in my private and work life however, 2016 was the best year in a long time. Java activity started early 2016, first with an Euregio JUG event having Bert-Jan in Aachen, NetBeans day in Utrecht and Java […]More
The final post in this series is about adding a front end to the analytic queries created with jOOQ and published through Spring Boot / MVC throughout the previous posts: Database centric applications with Spring Boot and jOOQ Create a Oracle Database Docker container for your Spring Boot + jOOQ application Take control of your […]More
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.
Below is a list of featured posts and a collection of talks. Featured posts are either part of a bigger series, have a relevance somewhere else or are just posts I like.
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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.
Spring Boot based site and api for EuregJUG: A post on how to build an api and front end for a Java User Group from start to end with the goal deploying "in the cloud" (i.e. on Pivotal CF). Includes caching, redis and even a full text search.
Hibernate Search and Spring Boot: Simple yet powerful archiving. Hibernate can be "painful" but often hast really good advantages. Learn how to use your existing mappings and entites to provide full text search features that also work in a cloud deployment.
Database centric applications with Spring Boot and jOOQ is a series of posts that guides you through creating a database centric application with Spring Boot and jOOQ. You'll learn how to run Oracle Database in a Docker container and create realiable migrations on the way.
Developing a web application with Spring Boot, AngularJS and Java 8 A series of posts from 2014 and something I still am proud of. This posts culminated not only in an application i used nearly everyday, but also in my very first book: Arc42 by example.