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Donating to Médecins Sans Frontières (Ärzte ohne Grenzen)

Some weeks ago, my friends Judith and Christian, who write great Steampunk, Fantasy and in the recent time science fiction books for whom I wrote this little Kotlin app had a good idea: We just decided to donate all sales revenues from #Shardland and #Scherbenland from June to August 2018 to Medecins Sans Frontières / […]

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On becoming a Java Champion

July 2018 marks a personal highlight of mine. Just a bit after Rabea brought the news to our very own EuregJUG, the Java Champions account send this tweet out: SUPERB! Please join us in welcoming these new Java Champions to our Community. Well done everyone@alextheedom@TheDonRaab @JonathanGiles@cero_t@jyukutyo @michaelminella @NikhilNanivade @rotnroll666@ustarahman pic.twitter.com/FIp1W6wg13 — Java Champions (@Java_Champions) July […]

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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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About

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.