Four years of blogging

Time flies when you’re having fun It’s been fours years since I started this blog, and every year I happen to write a report. If you are curious about my progress, check out the previous reports: 2016 2015 2014 Page Views Compared to last year, the traffic doubled and now I get around 150K page views and over 75K visitors on a monthly basis. Overall, in these four years, I got over 2.5 million page views and 1.4 million visitors. Looks like high-performance data access is still a thing after all.

The hibernate-types open-source project is born

Introduction Recently, I got a very interesting request from one of my readers. Since I’ve been providing many custom types to support JSON, ARRAY, or nullable Character types, I decided to start a new open-source project to make it easier for you to get these extra Hibernate Types.

The best way to map an Enum Type with JPA and Hibernate

Introduction Recently, I got a very good question on Twitter, and I decided that the best way to answer it is with a new article. In this article, we are going to see how various ways to map an Enum using JPA and Hibernate.

The best way to fix the Hibernate “firstResult/maxResults specified with collection fetch; applying in memory!” warning message

Introduction If you’ve been using Hibernate long enough, then you surely must have seen this WARN log message when doing pagination while join-fetching multiple entities. HHH000104: firstResult/maxResults specified with collection fetch; applying in memory! In this article, I’m going to show two ways you can to fix this issue.

Why you should definitely learn SQL Window Functions

Introduction I found this question on the Hibernate forum, and it’s a very good opportunity to show why mastering Windows Functions is a very important skill for any backend software developer.

How to map a composite identifier using an automatically @GeneratedValue with JPA and Hibernate

Introduction One of my readers asked me to answer the following StackOverflow question. While I already covered the best way to map composite identifiers with JPA and Hibernate, this use case is different because one column is automatically generated.