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Snapshotting PostgreSQL databases with templates using Spring JDBC

Nowadays with the rise of more and more complex systems software testing is more important then ever. This not only includes unit testing but also integration-, end to end- and acceptance tests. For some of these test scenarios it is important to have a defined state of your database which could be reproduced in example […]
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Path environment variable at IntelliJ on macOS

Lately I encountered a problem with IntelliJ on macOS I wasn’t aware of so far. For a new project I joined it was necessary to let Java execute a shell script which resides in /usr/local/bin and calls another script. Putting all the questions for the reason behind this aside I was pretty puzzled when I […]
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Integrating Flyway with Java EE and using its datasource

Flyway is my favourite tool when it comes to database migrations because its convention over configuration approach makes it fairly easy to use while bootstrapping and configuration is reduced to a minimum. For those of you who don’t know anything about database migration tools (evolutionary database design) in short the concept is to track SQL scripts […]
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Dynamic switching dev and prod datasource with maven profiles

Most of the time when you develop an application that uses a database you are likely to use another database for your local development work than what you will use later in production. The main reason for this is that there are databases like H2 which by design are fitting the development situation while they […]
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Apache Shiro part 2 – securing a JSF Java EE 7 application

In the first part I described why I chose Apache Shiro as an Authentication framework. In this part I will describe the simplest working solution to secure a Java EE7 application with JSF/Primefaces frontend. To be honest I wont use much of Primefaces in this sample but the application for which I did this research […]
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