It’s unthinkable for modern application developers to work without source control. The benefits it brings to software development are so well and so long understood that even lone hobbyist developers will tend to employ a source control system. Yet somehow, databases are often left out. David Atkinson shows how this doesn’t have to be the case with Red Gate’s SQL Source Control.
The SQL language has been evolving steadily over the last two decades. At the same time, the verbosity caused by the JDBC API in Java client code and the lack of first class SQL support within the Java language have led to the introduction of ORMs such as Hibernate, which was later standardised into JPA and the Criteria API.If SQL and JPA are diverging, where will our data interaction patterns go?
In Part 2 of this article the author takes a look at how the transaction system is implemented, the role of the administrative layer, how all components work together and what to expect in the future. 1
In Part 1 of this article the author introduces NuoDB and some of its main features: 3-tiered architecture, nodes are equal peers, Atoms, and versioning and concurrency system. 8
MetaModel - an Apache Incubator project – is a Java library used to browse, query and update various types of data stores, such as RDBMS, CSV, Excel, NoSQL, etc., in a uniform and programmatic way. 4
Stefan Edlich reviews NoSQL, considering its evolution, financial impact, standards or their lack of, current landscape, books, the leaders and some newcomers, concluding that NoSQL is here to stay. 3
This article contains an interview with Dipti Borkar, Director of Product Management at Couchbase, on the challenges, benefits and the process of migrating from RDBMS to NoSQL. 6
We explore the TST framework and a few ideas for writing and maintaining good tests for database code. 2
In this article, author Eric Brewer discusses how designers can optimize consistency and availability by explicitly handling partitions to get the best of CAP theorem properties. 9
Yevhen Shchyholyev discusses some of the problems that the user may face in the process of developing an application with Entity Framework that interacts with Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite.
Roopesh Shenoy demonstrates building a PostgreSql provider for the Microsoft Sync Framework. 7