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Did my free articles and videos help you fix a critical issue? 

Or do you enjoy learning about Java persistence frameworks and want to become a better developer?


Do you like my articles and videos enough to buy me a hot cup of coffee or a cold beer?


OK, meeting you in person will not be that easy. But you could buy me a virtual drink by becoming a Thoughts on Java Supporter.


To be honest, I would appreciate that even more than getting a coffee. Even though I would love to meet you in person, I'd be in serious trouble with my wife if I would spend hours on a plane just to get a coffee ;)


On a more serious note:

Operating a site like thoughts-on-java.org and creating free tutorial posts and videos takes a lot of time and money.  By becoming a Thoughts on Java Supporter, you can help me produce more free tutorials and share my passion for learning and teaching about Java persistence technologies.


The concept is simple. By supporting me with a dollar (or however much you like) per month, you make it financially sustainable to create free, high-quality articles and videos on a regular basis. 


And as a small thank you, you get my appreciation and the benefits listed below.

Supporter Perks

Supporting Thoughts on Java with $1 per month gets you:

  • My deepest appreciation for your support!
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  • Preferred access to beta groups and special events
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Supporting Thoughts on Java with $3 per month gets you:

  • All previous rewards, plus ...
  • Exclusive mini-ebooks based on existing articles
  • Influence the content by voting for your preferred topic
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    10% discount on my Hibernate Tips book (PDF only)

Supporting Thoughts on Java with $9 per month gets you:

  • All previous rewards, plus ...
  • A monthly group coaching call to discuss your questions
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    10% discount on all 1-on-1 consulting calls

FAQ

How does it work?

Every week I tend to write 2 articles on the blog and to publish 2 videos to the YouTube channel.

As a Thoughts on Java Supporter, you pay a flat, monthly fee to contribute to the resources it takes to produce all that content. As a thank-you, you get access to some exclusive perks, which you can see on this page.


If you work with other technologies or think my content isn't worth your support anymore, you can cancel your subscription at any time.

Where does my money go?

Your support enables me to invest into producing free tutorials for Java developers around the world who are using Hibernate, JPA and other persistence technologies.

As you know, it takes time and resources to create in-depth tutorials, both which require money. Your support lets me focus on making the most valuable content for you that I possibly can instead of spending as much time focusing on the financial side of how to deliver it to you.

Plus, whether it's a student who's studying to get her/his first job or a developer in a third-world country who can't afford fully-featured courses or a developer in silicon valley working on the next big thing, I want to support those careers and the people behind them. I know you do, too!

It also helps me host this site, improve my recording gear, and free up some of my time to do more important things, like spending time with my wife and son!

I don't like subscriptions. Do you accept one-time payments?

​I try to keep the management effort as low as possible and don't offer an explicit one-time payment option.


But you can start a subscription with your preferred amount and cancel it immediately afterwards.
This is identical to a one-time payment and will give you access to all supporter benefits for 1 month.

Sorry, I don't have money to support this.

Don't worry! No problem at all! Please don't become a supporter if you're low on money or are struggling financially. I will continue to write articles and make videos that I hope will help you not only improve your software development skills, but even to get a raise or a better paying job to alleviate some of your financial pressure.

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