... to the digital home of Steven Schwenke.

This site is supposed to be a showcase for my thoughts about software engineering, less a personal homepage. If you want to know more about me, invite me to a beer.

Also, have a look at my book "Developer on the Stage".


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This is what I learned in November and December 2020:

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This is what I learned in September and October 2020:

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Recently, I moved the IT Hub from Pivotal Cloudfoundry to Amazon Web Services (AWS). This article highlights some of the decisions and illustrates the resulting architecture.

Some weeks ago, Pivotal announced the end of availability (EOA) for Pivotal Web Services (PWS), effective as of January 15, 2021. As the maintainer of the IT Hub, this forced me to move the application to a different solution pretty fast.

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To access a database on AWS, the following dependency is needed:

  1. implementation('org.springframework.cloud:spring-cloud-starter-aws-jdbc:2.2.4.RELEASE')

As soon it is added to a Spring Boot project, it can not be started locally because it will throw exceptions like this one:

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This is a guide on how to approach me regarding job offers.


Currently, I'm not actively searching for a new job. This article is meant to be a guide for people who are offering extraordinary jobs that I would be a perfect fit for.

Stevens priorities

From most important to less important:

1. Content.

I want to do something useful,
contribute to something great and
add value
while having a positive ecological and sociological impact.