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Video: Database centric applications with Spring Boot and jOOQ

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.

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Using JShell in NetBeans

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 […]

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Java: 2016 recap

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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.
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.