Michael Simons

Michael Simons
Michael Simons is a Software-Architect (CPSA-F) at ENERKO Informatik in Aachen and working on GIS, EDM und sales management systems. Michael is cofounder of the Euregio JUG and is blogging in regular intervals at


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Spring Boot 2 – An overview: Actuator 2.0

One of the most popular modules Spring Boot has to offer is Spring Boot Actuator. In the world of actuators, as part of the drive technology sector, actuators refer to drive elements that actively intervene in the respective process and bring about desired changes. They often have a great leverage effect: small changes lead to great agitation. As a core component of Spring Boot 2, this module undergoes some changes.

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Spring Boot 2 – an overview: Spring Data and Spring Security 5

Spring Data and Spring Security are two important modules whose versions are managed by Spring Boot. Consequently, both modules are affected by the update to Spring Boot 2. New applications created directly with Spring Boot 2 usually benefit the most. Applications that are being updated must address these new aspects through active migration.

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Spring Boot 2 – An introduction: Current dependencies & the basis Spring 5

New topics, new functions but also some work in your luggage: With Spring Boot 2, Pivotal’s developers are launching a new generation of convention pre-configuration solution for building Spring applications. In this series of articles Michael Simons, Senior Consultant at innoQ Germany, gives a comprehensive introduction to the basics and the news of the new version of Spring Boot.