A beginner’s guide to the high-performance-java-persistence GitHub repository


When I started writing High-Performance Java Persistence, I realized I needed a GitHub repository to host all the test cases I needed for the code snippets in my book, and that’s how the high-performance-java-persistence GitHub repository was born.

The high-performance-java-persistence GitHub repository is a collection of integration tests and utilities so that you can test JDBC, JPA, Hibernate and jOOQ features with the utmost ease.

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How to run integration tests at warp speed using Docker and 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 the same goal using Docker and tmpfs.

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14 High-Performance Java Persistence Tips


A high-performance data access layer requires a lot of knowledge about database internals, JDBC, JPA, Hibernate, and this post summarizes some of the most important techniques you can use to optimize your enterprise application.

1. SQL statement logging

If you’re using a framework that generates statements on your behalf, you should always validate each statement effectiveness and efficiency. A testing-time assertion mechanism is even better because you can catch N+1 query problems even before you commit your code.

2. Connection management

Database connections are expensive, therefore you should always use a connection pooling mechanism.

Because the number of connections is given by the capabilities of the underlying database cluster, you need to release connections as fast as possible.

In performance tuning, you always have to measure, and setting the right pool size is no different. A tool like FlexyPool can help you find the right size even after you deployed your application into production.

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