The Spring Data findAll Anti-Pattern

Introduction In this article, we are going to see why inheriting the default Spring Data findAll method in every data access Repository is a terrible Anti-Pattern.

The best way to fetch a Spring Data JPA DTO Projection

Introduction In this article, I’m going to show you what is the best way to fetch a Spring Data JPA DTO Projection. Apart from the basic use cases, we’re going to see how to fetch even hierarchical DTO structures using Spring Data JPA.

Spring Data JPA MultipleBagFetchException

Introduction In this article, I’m going to show you how to handle the MultipleBagFetchException thrown by Hibernate upon simultaneously fetching multiple collections with Spring Data JPA.

Spring Transaction Best Practices

Introduction In this article, I’m going to show you various Spring Transaction Best Practices that can help you achieve the data integrity guarantees required by the underlying business requirements. Data integrity is of paramount importance because, in the absence of proper transaction handling, your application could be vulnerable to race conditions that could have terrible consequences for the underlying business.

The best Spring Data JpaRepository

Introduction In this article, I’m going to show you the best way to use the Spring Data JpaRepository, which, most often, is used the wrong way. The biggest issue with the default Spring Data JpaRepository is the fact that it extends the generic CrudRepository, which is not really compatible with the JPA specification.

The best way to write a Spring Data Exists Query

Introduction In this article, I’m going to show you the best way to write a Spring Data Exists Query that’s efficient from an SQL perspective. While doing consulting, I’ve encountered several options that are commonly used without developers knowing there are actually better alternatives.

Spring Boot Application Properties

Introduction In this article, I’m going to show you the best way to configure the Spring Boot Application Properties file. This is not just theoretical advice. I applied all these tips when developing RevoGain, a web application that allows you to calculate the gains you realized while trading stocks, commodities, or crypto using Revolut.

The best way to use the Spring Transactional annotation

Introduction In this article, I’m going to show you the best way to use the Spring Transactional annotation. This is one of the best practices I applied when developing RevoGain, a web application that allows you to calculate the gains you realized while trading stocks, commodities, or crypto using Revolut.

Keyset Pagination with Spring

Introduction In this article, I’m going to show you how you can use the Keyset Pagination technique with Spring or Spring Boot. While the default offset-based pagination provided by Spring Data PagingAndSortingRepository is useful in many situations, if you have a large result set that you have to iterate over, then the Keyset Pagination or Seek Method technique provides better performance.

The best way to write a custom Spring Data Repository

Introduction In this article, I’m going to show you the best way to write a custom Spring Data Repository. While the default JpaRepository methods, as well as the query methods, are very convenient in many situations, there might be times when you need custom Repository methods that can take advantage of any JPA provider-specific functionality.