Articles Tagged ‘query’

Software Architecture Exploration and Validation with jqAssistant, Neo4j and Cypher

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

I have written about other software system analyzing and validation tools before but today I would like to introduce a new tool named jqAssistant that supports software architects, developers and analysts in a variety of tasks like analyzing given structures, validating architectural or quality constraints and generating reports.

Therefore jqAssistant analyzes given projects or artifacts and stores the gathered information – that is enriched by a variety of existing plugin-ins – in a Neo4j graph database.

This graph database may now be used to enforce architectural constraints or specific code metrics, to generate reports or to analyze a system with a nice browser interface.

In this tutorial I’m going to show how to integrate jqAssistant in an existing project using Maven as build-tool, how to explore an existing system step-by-step and finally how to enforce specific metrics by writing them down as a kind of living documentation in an AsciiDoc document.

I have also started to write down basic Cypher (the query language used) queries to analyze a system and other queries to gather basic metrics.


JPA Persistence and Lucene Indexing combined in Hibernate Search

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Often we’re writing an application that has to handle entities that – on the one side need to be persisted in a relational database using standards like the Java Persistence API (JPA) and using frameworks like Hibernate ORM or EclipseLink.

On the other side those entities and their fields are often stored in a highspeed indexer like Lucene. From this situation arises a bunch of common problems .. to synchronize both data sources, to handle special data mapped in an entity like an office document and so on..

Hibernate Search makes this all a lot easier for us as we’re hopefully going to see in the following short tutorial…