Seven years of blogging
It’s all about Persistence! Seven years ago today, I wrote my very first article, and every year I like to write a report with all the achievements that I’ve made over the last year.
Spring Boot performance monitoring
Introduction To ensure that your Spring Boot application fulfills the SLA (Service Level Agreement) requirements, you need a performance monitoring tool. In this article, I’m going to show you how you can monitor the data access layer of a Spring Boot application using Hypersistence Optimizer.
Why and when you should use JPA
Introduction If you are wondering why and when you should use JPA or Hibernate, then this article is going to provide you an answer to this very common question. Because I’ve seen this question asked very often on the /r/java Reddit channel, I decided that it’s worth writing an in-depth answer about the strengths and weaknesses of JPA and Hibernate. Although JPA has been a standard since it was first released in 2006, it’s not the only way you can implement a data access layer using Java. We are going to discuss… Read More
Hibernate hbm2ddl.auto schema generation
Introduction In this article, we are going to see how the Hibernate hbm2ddl.auto schema generation tool works, and when it’s appropriate to use it.
How to encrypt and decrypt JSON properties with JPA
Introduction In this article, we are going to see how we can encrypt and decrypt JSON properties when using JPA and Hibernate. While encrypting the entire column value is very straightforward, when it comes to JSON columns, we need to preserve the JSON object structure while only encrypting the JSON property values.