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Careful With Native SQL in Hibernate

I really like Hibernate, but I also don’t know a tool that would be nearly as powerful and deceptive at the same time. I could write a book on surprises in production and cargo cult ...
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Error Tracking Reports – Part 3 – Strategy and Package Private

This is the third blog in a series that’s loosely looking at tracking application errors. In this series I’m writing a lightweight, but industrial strength, application that ...
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Java 8′s Functional Fomentation

Java 8 has revolutionized Java. It’s easily the most significant release of Java in the last 10 years. There are a ton of new features including default methods, method and constructor ...
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Automated bug finding with git bisect and mvn test

Do you know the feeling when you discover a bug in a functionality that was working couple of weeks (or versions) ago? Too bad we didn’t have any automated tests and what used to ...
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Integration Testing for Spring Applications with JNDI Connection Pools

We all know we need to use connection pools where ever we connect to a database. All of the modern drivers using JDBC type 4 supports it. In this post we will have look at an overview ...
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Spring Framework 4.0.3 and Spring Data Redis 1.2.1 with Java 8 support

Spring Framework 4.0.3 Spring Framework 4.0.3 is now avalaible, as announced by the Spring community. It is the first release of the framework after Java 8′s launch last week, ...
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The Dark Side Of Lambda Expressions in Java 8

This post may not make me any new friends. Oh well, I was never really popular at school anyway. But let’s get to the point. Java 8’s biggest feature in terms of the language is ...
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The Builder pattern and the Spring framework

Introduction I like to make use of the builder pattern whenever an object has both mandatory and optional properties. But building objects is usually the Spring framework responsibility, ...
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The Illuminating Javadoc of JDK 8

One of the nice features of the standard JDK 8 API documentation is the ability to view all or different categories of methods as discussed in my blog post JDK 8 Javadoc Tweaked For ...
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Are integration tests worth the hassle?

Whether or not you write integration tests can be a religious argument: either you believe in them or you don’t. What we even mean by integration tests can lead to an endless semantic ...
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