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Weekly digest 2022-48

It’s getting bleak outside but as you might have guessed, it does not stop me from getting outside. Last week I managed to increase my Veloviewer maximum square to 40×40 tiles. That is kinda of an online game connected to Strava. I am a big fan of both services. The goal with the squad is […]

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Weekly digest 2022-47

And another week gone. Time flies. It seems that I manage to make a habit out of note taking and writing about it later. I notice a big change in my days not having the urgent need to tweet everything all at once all the time. As shown in my last digest, I put the […]

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Weekly digest 2022-46

Last week, I received quite a lot of really positive feedback for my first attempt at writing a digest. Thank you for that Kevin and Frederik, super kind of you! Even Payara picked it up. One thing that I have changed this week is my iPhone home screen from which I removed the Twitter app […]

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Weekly digest 2022-45

Tja, it had to happen at some point: Twitter is dying, I need a new old outlet. I have now this but also this After thinking it for a while now: I am more angry at Musk than I ever thought I would be. Twitter has been a tremendous source of joy, friends and real […]

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Use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure compute instances as custom GitHub runners

I have been publishing linux-aarch64 of Neo4j-Migrations for a while now. I am unsure if there are many people using it, but one scenario is other CI/CD based on Linux ARM infrastructure in which those binaries might come in handy. Those binaries are build with GraalVM using the official setup-graalvm action from Oracle Labs. For […]

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Review: DevOps Tools for Java Developers

Note: Both JFrog and O’Reilly sent me a paper copy of DevOps Tools for Java Developers for review (or my reading pleasure, or hopefully both). The copies came with no strings attached and this article is my honest opinion. The book is written by Ixchel Ruiz, Melissa McKay, Stephen Chin and Baruch Sadogursky. 3 of […]

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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.
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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.