#REVIEW: SQL Performance Explained

Recently I’ve read the book SQL Performance Explained from Markus Winand (@MarkusWinand) and want to give you a review of this excellent book about SQL performance. The book contains the following chapters: Anatomy of an Index The Where Clause Performance and Scalability The Join Operation Clustering Data Sorting and grouping Partial Results Modifying Data Execution…

#REVIEW: Improved Java/Jakarta EE productivity with Adam Bien’s WAD (Watch and Deploy)

The productivity of your developers is crucial for the success of your project. Without fast deployments and short feedback-cycles about a new feature, you lose a lot of time just “idling”. As a Java/Jakarta EE developer, you will most likely have a local installation for the target application server and deploy the application several times…

#REVIEW: Java by Comparison

In today’s post, I want to review the latest technical Java book I read. I came across the book “Java by Comparison” by Simon Harrer, Jörg Lenhard, and Linus Dietz while I was reading Venkat Subramaniam’s blog. Venkat did the foreword of this book and as I am a fan of him, I instantly bought the book.…

#REVIEW: My first Hackathon

From July 10th to the 11th I took part in the Hackathon HACK|BAY which was organized by the tech incubator Zollhof in Nuernberg. Even if I participated in several coding challenges and a company internal Hackathon, this was my first Hackathon with a jury and multiple competing teams. The event was sponsored by several local…

#Review: Effective Java

In today’s #Review post I want to blog about one of my latest Java books: Effective Java. I was looking for a more advanced book about Java and therefore I found this book from Joshua Bloch. I bought the third edition of this book which was updated on 27th December 2017 for Java 7, 8 and 9.…