Recent posts

Oracle JET: JavaScript components for mere mortals?

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 […]


An HTTP api for analytic queries

This post has been featured on This Week in Spring – November 8, 2016 and I’m so happy to be referred as “friend of the Spring community” 🙂 So, you have read through the previous parts of this series (1, 2 and 3) and you now have a Spring Boot project with jOOQ enabled, an […]


Take control of your development databases evolution

Learn how to setup a reliable and repeatable database migration process before applying the jOOQ code generator that produces a Java based database schema that you can use inside your Spring Boot application.


Create a Oracle Database Docker container for your Spring Boot + jOOQ application

In this post I’ll show you how to make use of the Official Oracle Database scripts for creating Docker container. We use Maven and the Docker Maven plugin to customize the container further.


Database centric applications with Spring Boot and jOOQ

Spring Boot supports the Java Object Oriented Querying out of the box. This is the first post of a series that builds a database centric application based on Spring Boot from scratch and which guides you to build a cloud native, database centric application.


NetBeans Dream Team and more

Thanks to the awesome Java community, I have become a member of the NetBeans dream team and even got interviewed on the Hibernate community blog.



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.