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Hacking with Spring Boot 2.3

A couple of weeks ago, I received a paper copy of “Hacking with Spring Boot 2.3 – Reactive Edition” by Greg L. Turnquist. Greg sent this copy to me free of charge for a review. Thanks for that! I’m happy about the opportunity to read a new Spring Boot book after I published one myself […]

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Rewriting and filtering history

In my role as a Spring library developer at Neo4j, I spent the last year – together with Gerrit on creating the next version of Spring Data Neo4j. Our name so far has been Spring Data Neo4j⚡️RX but in the end, it will be SDN 6. Anyway. Part of the module is our Neo4j Cypher-DSL. […]

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Die deutsche “Corona-Warn-App” CWA

Im Jahr 2020 passieren einige Dinge, die wohl kaum ein Mensch Ende des vergangenen Jahres hätte ahnen können. Die COVID-19 Pandemie ist es nicht… Führende Stimmen warnten schon lange. Die Pandemie ist allerdings Auslöser für vieles. So auch für die deutsche Variante der aktuell überall erscheinenden Corona-Tracing-Apps, die “Corona-Warn-App” beziehungsweise kurz CWA die nun von […]

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More lessons learned

This is the forth and final post in my series of Running free… A developers story of development.. Under the title “More lessons learned” I collected several other things that have been important for me to realise and to change or at least think actively about. More lessons learned There are couple of other things […]

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Why do we overwork and burnout?

This is the third post in my series of Running free… A developers story of development.. Here I will speak about my surroundings in German society and in a German company and why I overworked nevertheless and what I learned from my behaviour and mistakes therein. This piece has been written before the #COVID-19 crisis. […]

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Miles are my meditation

This is the second post in my series of Running free… A developers story of development.. In this part I will focus on what actually helped me defocus my head from spiralling around work related issues and problems. Cognitive therapy – Miles are my meditation In 2017, I was writing my second book, running 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.
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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.