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Cognitive therapy

The featured image on this post is from Cycologygear. I love their shirts and have several of them. Highly recommended products. If you need some new jerseys, go check their shop! Some days ago, Simon Maple asked the following question on Twitter: I need to lose weight. I need to be held accountable when I […]

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biking2: Four years later

I have written a book about Spring Boot 2, taught Spring Boot 2 at customer but haven’t had time yet to update biking.michael-simons.eu to use Spring Boot 2. That project is – in it’s current Spring based incarnation – with me since the first early access releases of Java 8 and the first betas and […]

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Use different Git usernames and emails for work and play

A bit hidden away in the release notes of Git 2.13 but found by my friend Michael Vitz from INNOQ is the not so new anymore feature of conditional configuration respectively conditional includes. Git has several levels of configuration: System wide, per user, per repository and finally, on each individual command invocation. If a values […]

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Maven: Use JUnit 5 with Spring Boot for unit and integration tests

Last weekend, a new version of the Apache Maven Surefire-Plugin has been released: Kudos to @BenediktRitter and @tibor17 for making native #JUnit5 support in @ASFMavenProject Surefire 2.22.0 happen! ✅ Updated the #JUnit Maven samples via https://t.co/IOxKdS57Hk The provider hosted by the @junitteam will be deprecated soon. — Christian Stein (@sormuras) June 16, 2018 The Failsafe-Plugin […]

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Some thoughts about Effective Java, Third Edition and general musings

Lately, German publisher dpunkt.verlag reached out to me wether I’d think it’s a good idea translating Joshua Blochs Effective Java 3rd edition (Partnerlink) to German. Effective Java has been on my Good reads list for a while now and I read the first edition in 2003 or 2004, don’t remember exactly when. I hopefully learned […]

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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.