About Me

Philip Riecks at Spring I/O 2022

I'm Philip (rieckpil) and working as an independent software consultant from Berlin (Germany).

Apart from my freelance work, I'm running a blog and a YouTube channel to educate Java developers about #SpringBoot, #AWS, #Testing under the slogan Testing Java Applications Made Simple.

I'm convinced that testing can be joyful once you know the how.

Besides that, I'm one of the authors of Stratospheric - From Zero to Production with Spring Boot and AWS.

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Conference Talks

Podcast Interviews

My Working Maxims

Premature optimization is the root of all evil
Productivity matters
Focus on serving business value rather than technology

Excerpt of My Goals as a Developer

Visit Java island (accomplished in 2022)
Make a commit to the Linux kernel
10.000 stars on an own GitHub project


For freelancing opportunities and other work-related inquiries, please reach out via LinkedIn.


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