Vlad Mihalcea – Speaker interview

Vlad Mihalcea is Hibernate Developer Advocate working for Red Hat. He is passionate about enterprise systems, data access frameworks, and distributed systems. He wrote hundreds of articles about Hibernate on vladmihalcea.com, and he has a gold badge for the Hibernate, Java, and JPA tags on StackOverflow. He’s also the author of “High-Performance Java Persistence”. https://leanpub.com/high-performance-java-persistence

 

Talk: Transactions and Concurrency Control Patterns

 

Q. Tell us a bit about yourself. What are your hobbies and interests?

My name is Vlad Mihalcea, and I wear many hats. One is very popular, being Red and for which I’m helping people get the most out of Hibernate. I also wear a trainer hat and a blogger hat as well as an author one.

My interests are database and distributed systems, and everything about data in general.

Q. Why did you select this topic for your session at Voxxed Days Cluj-Napoca 2017? 

I selected the Concurrency Control topic because it’s a very challenging topic which is covered by a very thick mist in general. After attending my presentation, you are going to know more about various concurrency issues and how you can overcome them.

 

Q. Who should attend your session? 

My talk should be attended by any Java developer who needs to interact with a database system, be it a relational database, NoSQL or NewSQL database system.

 

Q. What are the key things attendees will take away from your session? 

There multiple things that we’ll get unraveled in my talk. First, we are going to see how a database system works internally. We will see what anomalies can occur due to relaxing consistency. After explaining Serializability, you are going to see why it’s not sufficient for present day applications.

 

Q. Aside from speaking at Voxxed Days Cluj-Napoca 2017, what is the year review look like for you?

This year, I spoke at:

Voxxed Days Zurich
Voxxed Days Bucharest
– I gave a workshop at CraftConf in Budapest
MSG Java Talks
Voxxed Days Belgrade

Besides conferences, I’ve also done lots of awesome on-site training sessions. So, if you are struggling with database performance, let me teach you how to run your application at warp speed.

 

Q. What are your plans for the next year?

For the next year, my number one priority i to finish my Video Course. Other than that, business as usual: making Hibernate even better, blogging, doing training, speaking at conferences.

 

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