Imagine having a tool that can automatically detect JPA and Hibernate performance issues.
Hypersistence Optimizer is that tool!
Sooner or later there comes the day when your easy-to-use IDE becomes useless for handling huge files. There aren’t many editors capable of working with very large files, like production logs for instance.
I’ve recently had to analyze a 100 MB one-line JSON file and once more VIM saved the day. VIM, like many other Unix utilities, is both tough and brilliant.
Unix tools are old school, some of those being written forty years ago. The learning curve might be steep, but learning them is a great investment. A great software library stands the test of time and Unix tools are a good reminder that tough jobs call for tough tools.