Ralf graduated in computer science at the University of Oldenburg, Germany. He is developing software for over 20 years now and likes to program in Java. He wrote and contributed different Apache Maven plugins and implemented initially Maven support for IntelliJ IDEA. On the other hand ... He really enjoys playing guitar and performing live gigs with his fellow band mates. Bluesrock has touched him since the early 90s of the last century and he started to learn and play guitar along to the music of his idols Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore or Peter Green.