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GraalVM and proxy bindings with embedded languages.

A while ago I had the opportunity to publish a post in the GraalVMs Medium blog titled The many ways of polyglot programming with GraalVM which is still accurate. A year later, the GraalVM just got better in many dimensions: Faster, supporting JDK17 and I think its documentation is now quite stellar. Have a look […]

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Testing in a modular world

I am not making a secret out of it, I am a fan of the Java Module system and I think it can provide benefit for library developers the same way it brings for the maintainers and developers of the JDK themselves. If you are interested in a great overview, have a look at this […]

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Yet another incarnation of my ongoing scrobbles

These days my computer work is mostly concerned with all things Neo4j. Being it Spring Data Neo4j, the Cypher DSL, our integration with other frameworks and tooling or general internal things, among them being part of the Cypher language group. In contrast to a couple of years, I don’t spent that much time around a […]

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Multiple instances of the same configuration-properties-class in Spring Boot

Spring Boots @ConfigurationProperties is a powerful annotation. Read the full story in the documentation. These days it seems widely known that you can put it on type-level of one of your property classes and bind external configuration to that class. What is less know is that you can use it on @Bean annotated methods as […]

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Review: Sketchnotes in der IT

Lisa Maria Moritz und der dpunkt.verlag waren so nett, mir ein Rezensionsexemplar von “Sketchnotes in der IT” zuzuschicken. Dieses Review ist auf Deutsch, da Lisa Marias Buch auch auf Deutsch verfasst ist. Lisa Maria ist Senior Consultant bei INNOQ; sie betreibt nicht nur das Blog sketchnotes.tech, sondern begleitet auch regelmässig Software Architektur im Stream mit […]

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Neo4j, Java and GraphQL

Recently, I realized I am an old person: Back in 2004, @tinasimons met an "elder" couple at Rock am Ring, who had some quite delicious food with them. They had been equiped totally different than us. We liked them but found them kinda funny. 17 years later I realize: Today we would be that couple. […]

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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.