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Vlad Mihalcea is a software architect passionate about software integration, high scalability and concurrency challenges.

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A Beginner’s guide to ACID and database transactions

Transactions are omnipresent in today’s enterprise systems, providing data integrity even in highly concurrent environments. So let’s get started by first defining the term and ...
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Good vs Bad Leader

Software is more about people than technology. When I graduated from college, I thought I only had to master technical skills to be a great developer, thinking that people skills are ...
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NoSQL is not just about BigData

There is so much debate on the SQL vs NoSQL subject, and probably this is our natural way of understanding and learning what’s the best way of storing data. After publishing the small ...
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MongoDB Facts: Lightning speed aggregation

In my previous post, I demonstrated how fast you can insert 50 millions time-event entries with MongoDB. This time we will make use of all that data to fuel our aggregation tests. This ...
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Why I like Spring bean aliasing

Spring framework is widely used as a dependency injection container, and that’s for good reasons. First of all, it facilitates integration testing and it gives us the power of customizing ...
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Hibernate Facts: Always check Criteria API SQL queries

Criteria API is very useful for dynamically building queries, but that’s the only use case where I’d use it. Whenever you have an UI with N filters that may arrive in any M combinations, ...
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JOOQ Facts: From JPA Annotations to JOOQ Table Mappings

JOOQ is a neat framework, and it addresses a long issue I’ve had with advanced dynamic filtered queries. While Hibernate and JPA come with a useful Criteria API, which I’ve been ...
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Hibernate Facts: Integration testing strategies

I like Integration Testing, it’s a good way to check what SQL queries Hibernate generates behind-scenes. But Integration Tests require a running database server, and this is the first ...
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MongoDB Facts: 80000+ inserts/second on commodity hardware

While experimenting with some time series collections I needed a large data set to check that our aggregation queries don’t become a bottleneck in case of increasing data loads. We ...
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Why I never blame open source projects

Every now and then I get to read someone’s bad thought towards a given open-source framework. When I started programming Struts web framework was at its prime, everybody loved it. ...
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