A friend of mine is trying to find motivation to write more often, so he asked if I could help motivate him. I suggested keeping a blog which led me to remember that I used to have one on Github. Here I am recreating this Jekyll-based site (the old one is still in the git history, but I never really posted much).

Now that I’ve been working professionally with Java for a few years, I’ve become rather opinionated about both Java and professional software development, so perhaps now I’m at a more appropriate point in my life to actually maintain a tech blog.

Since this post doesn’t have much tech, here’s a warmup: the Spring Framework contains far too much magic for anyone to really understand what the hell it’s doing nowadays. Spring Boot has made huge efforts towards making it even more magic, so I don’t see them making things easier to understand anytime soon. At least the documentation is rather good.