The Useful BigQuery * EXCEPT Syntax

One of the coolest things about using and making jOOQ is that we get to discover the best extensions to the standard SQL language by vendors, and add support for those clauses in jOOQ via emulations. One of these syntaxes is BigQuery's * EXCEPT syntax. Everyone who ever wrote ad-hoc SQL queries would have liked … Continue reading The Useful BigQuery * EXCEPT Syntax

Why You Should Use jOOQ With Code Generation

I'm answering many jOOQ questions on Stack Overflow, and a lot of times. The problem has the same cause: People not using jOOQ's code generator. The main reason people seem not to be using it, is because it takes some extra time to set up, but as with anything well designed, the initial investment will … Continue reading Why You Should Use jOOQ With Code Generation

Fun with PostGIS: Mandelbrot Set, Game of Life, and More

The upcoming jOOQ 3.16 will finally offer support for the various RDBMS GIS extensions via issue #982. This is great news per se, and will be covered in a future blog post, when the integration is ready. This post here is about something else. Adding support for such a feature is a great source of … Continue reading Fun with PostGIS: Mandelbrot Set, Game of Life, and More

PostgreSQL 14’s enable_memoize For Improved Performance of Nested Loop Joins

I've recently discovered a pleasant new addition to PostgreSQL 14, the new enable_memoize flag that improves the performance of some nested loop joins where statistics hint at this being appropriate. I mean, who can resist this temptation: https://twitter.com/RPorsager/status/1455660236375826436 Improving query speed by 1000x hints at something very suboptimal having been going on before, and a … Continue reading PostgreSQL 14’s enable_memoize For Improved Performance of Nested Loop Joins

Functional Dependencies in SQL GROUP BY

The SQL standard knows an interesting feature where you can project any functional dependencies of a primary (or unique) key that is listed in the GROUP BY clause without having to add that functional dependency to the GROUP BY clause explicitly. What does this mean? Consider this simple schema: CREATE TABLE author ( id INT … Continue reading Functional Dependencies in SQL GROUP BY

The jOOQ Parser Ignore Comment Syntax

jOOQ's parser can't parse every possible SQL syntax. Try this random PostgreSQL syntax: ALTER SYSTEM RESET ALL And the jOOQ parser will complain: DOMAIN, INDEX, SCHEMA, SEQUENCE, SESSION, TABLE, TYPE, or VIEW expected: [1:7] ALTER [*]SYSTEM RESET ALL That's perfectly fine. The goal of the jOOQ parser isn't to understand all vendor specific syntax. The … Continue reading The jOOQ Parser Ignore Comment Syntax

Vendor Agnostic, Dynamic Procedural Logic with jOOQ

One of the strengths of modern RDBMS is the capability to mix the powerful SQL language with procedural code. SQL is a 4th generation programming language (4GL), and as such, extremely well suited for querying and bulk data manipulation. Its functional-declarative nature allows for it to be optimised in highly efficient ways using cost-based optimisation, … Continue reading Vendor Agnostic, Dynamic Procedural Logic with jOOQ

Formatting ASCII Charts With jOOQ

A very little known feature in jOOQ is the Formattable.formatChart() capability, which allows for formatting any jOOQ result as an ASCII chart. This can be useful for quick plotting of results in your console application. Assuming you have a result set of this form (which is what you're getting when you call result.format() or just … Continue reading Formatting ASCII Charts With jOOQ

Standard SQL/JSON – The Sobering Parts

It's been almost 1 year now since jOOQ 3.14 was released in October 19, 2020 with SQL/JSON (and SQL/XML) support. Half a year later, we've released jOOQ 3.15 with MULTISET support, which builds on top of these features to offer type-safe nested collections, the way every ORDBMS should implement them. Building (dogfooding) on top of … Continue reading Standard SQL/JSON – The Sobering Parts

Reactive SQL with jOOQ 3.15 and R2DBC

One of the biggest new features of the recently released jOOQ 3.15 is its new support for reactive querying via R2DBC. This has been a highly popular feature request, and we finally delivered on it. You can continue using jOOQ the way you were used to, providing you with type safe, embedded SQL in Java, … Continue reading Reactive SQL with jOOQ 3.15 and R2DBC