Neo4J with Spring Boot

Over the last ten years, I worked with a lot of different database. I worked with traditional SQL databases such as DB2 and Oracle in a professional context. NoSQL databases such as DynamoDB have been my best friends during the last five years at Bringmeister. On side projects I also touched stuff like MongoDB. However, I never worked with a graph-database up till now. Time to change that with Neo4J!

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My Bachelor's and Master's Thesis

In 2011, I wrote my Bachelor’s Thesis and about three years later in 2014 it was time for Master’s Thesis. I blogged a lot about both projects back then, but I never published the actual documents. The reason for that was that I wrote both thesis in cooperation with a company. My Bachelor’s Thesis has been a research project for IBM’s database development team (DB2 on z/OS) and my Master’s Thesis has been written for Informatica and their PIM team. So both documents have been under a blocking notice for a certain period of time. They have been confidential, if you want to say so. I wasn’t allowed to publish them.

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My Logging Best Practices

If you are a backend developer like me, logging is the window to your application. Unlike in the frontend, there’s not much to see except of your log messages. Here are some of my personal guidelines I use when I write logs.

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