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What if Metallica went into Java programming?

Yesterday, Maciej shared this and I answered Disposable. — Michael Simons (@rotnroll666) May 26, 2021 after that, things escalated a bit… 🙂 While I thought, if Metallica would have been Spring developers, they would have written about Disposable Beans, not Heroes, other people have been more creative: From Gerald came songs about memory leaks or […]

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Releasing Maven based projects to Maven central

I published my first library on Maven central about 2013. A server side embedding tool for webpages based on OEmbed. I remember how happy and proud I was having published something in binary form “for all eternity”. Maven central is the canonical, default artifact repository for the built tool of the same name, Apache Maven. […]

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Do some puzzles sometimes

Wait, I here you say “This guy writing there, didn’t he write about not having time and energy for site projects?”: Honestly, I admire all the folks in my IT bubble starting and finishing new side projects. How do you do it these days? I have a hard time already distinguishing Blursday 1…5 and the […]

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Minecraft terminology for Java developers

My eldest kid – 11 at the time of writing – has been into Minecraft for some time now. I tried to motivate him on various ages to do some kinda programming with me. We tried Scratch, Lego Mindstorms (one of the few sets that is gathering dust) and a couple of other things. We […]

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Music 2020. Wrapped.

Everyone and their dog is posting their Spotify Wrapped thing. It’s 2020, i still don’t have Spotify, but despite my increasing age, I still listen to a ton of music. When I started to work remotely back in 2018, one of the biggest perks for me was – apart from not having to commute – […]

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About the tooling available to create native GraalVM images.

A couple of days ago I sent out this tweet here: I wonder if the speed or elasticity gain by GraalVM native applications can make up for all the work put into frameworks to make them run on Substrate. — Michael Simons (@rotnroll666) September 11, 2020 This tweet caused quite some reaction and with the […]

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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.