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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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Add pluggable databases to Oracles Database Docker images

I recently needed a database including a huge schema for demo in a very short notice of time. I know know how to run expd/impd but that brings usually hassle regarding users, schemas and so on. As some of you might know I’m using Oracles Database Images for Docker for quite some time now (first […]

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Spring Boot Buch: May recap

May has been a busy month for which I had covering Spring Security for the book on my agenda. You already can see the examples of that chapter here github.com/springbootbuch/security. I think there are some really useful configurations inside. As a matter of fact, shortly after I began that chapter, Spring Security 5.0 M1 has […]

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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.