How to encrypt and decrypt data with Hibernate
Introduction Today, one of my Twitter followers sent me the following StackOverflow question, and, while answering it, I realized that it definitely deserves a post of its own. In this post, I will explain how you can encrypt and decrypt data with Hibernate.
How to map the latest child of a parent entity using Hibernate JoinFormula
Introduction In this article, I’m going to explain how the Hibernate JoinFormula annotation works and how you can use it to map the latest child of a parent entity. As previously explained, the @JoinFormula is a very awesome annotation which allows you to customize the way you join entities beyond JPA @JoinColumn capabilities.
How does a relational database work
Introduction While doing my High-Performance Java Persistence training, I came to realize that it’s worth explaining how a relational database works, as otherwise, it is very difficult to grasp many transaction-related concepts like atomicity, durability, and checkpoints. In this post, I’m going to give a high-level explanation of how a relational database works internally while also hinting some database-specific implementation details.
How to run integration tests at warp speed using Docker and tmpfs
Introduction In this article, I’m going to show you how to run integration tests on PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB 20 times faster using Docker and mapping the data folder on tmpfs. As previously explained, you can run database integration tests 20 times faster! The trick is to map the data directory in memory, and my previous article showed you what changes you need to do when you have a PostgreSQL or MySQL instance on your machine. In this post, I’m going to expand the original idea, and show you how you can achieve… Read More
How does database pessimistic locking interact with INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE SQL statements
Introduction Relational database systems employ various Concurrency Control mechanisms to provide transactions with ACID property guarantees. While isolation levels are one way of choosing a given Concurrency Control mechanism, you can also use explicit locking whenever you want a finer-grained control to prevent data integrity issues. As previously explained, there are two types of explicit locking mechanisms: pessimistic (physical) and optimistic (logical). In this post, I’m going to explain how explicit pessimistic locking interacts with non-query DML statements (e.g. insert, update, and delete).