About Lukas Eder

Lukas is a Java and SQL enthusiast developer. He created the Data Geekery GmbH. He is the creator of jOOQ, a comprehensive SQL library for Java, and he is blogging mostly about these three topics: Java, SQL and jOOQ.

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Java, if this were a better world

Just a little dreaming about a better world, where some old blunders in the Java platform would’ve been corrected and some awesome missing features would’ve been implemented. Don’t ...
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Defensive API evolution with Java interfaces

API evolution is something absolutely non-trivial. Something that only few have to deal with. Most of us work on internal, proprietary APIs every day. Modern IDEs ship with awesome ...
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Database Abstraction and SQL Injection

I have subscribed to various user groups of jOOQ’s competing database abstraction tools. One of which is ActiveJDBC, a Java implementation of Active Record design pattern. Its maintainer ...
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Array, list, set, map, tuple, record literals in Java

Occasionally, when I’m thrilled by the power and expressiveness of JavaScript, I find myself missing one or two features in the Java world. Apart from lambda expressions / closures ...
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The depths of Java: API leak exposed through covariance

Java can be very tricky some times, especially in API design. Let’s have a look at a very interesting showcase. jOOQ strongly separates API from implementation. All API is in the ...
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The Visitor Pattern Re-visited

The visitor pattern is one of the most overrated and yet underestimated patterns in object-oriented design. Overrated, because it is often chosen too quickly (possibly by an architecture ...
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SQL tooling, the ranking

When you need to get up and running quickly with your database, the tooling becomes very important. When developing jOOQ and adding integrations for new databases, I really love those ...
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if – else coding style best practices

The following post is going to be an advanced curly-braces discussion with no right or wrong answer, just more “matter of taste”. It is about whether to put “else” (and other ...
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Arcane magic with the SQL:2003 MERGE statement

Every now and then, we feel awkward about having to distinguish INSERT from UPDATE for any of the following reasons:We have to issue at least two statements We have to think about ...
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Java 8 virtual extension methods

I’ve been following the evolution of the Java 8 Lambda expressions project for a while now, and I’m really thrilled by its current state of progress. The latest “easy-to-understand” ...
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