MAKE IT SO: Java DB Connections & Transactions

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Pessimistic Locking

When we update or delete a row using pessimistic locking, we lock that row (exclusively) for reading and writing. This ensures that the same row cannot be updated simultaneously by anyone else than the one holding the lock (you).

This is safe, but it means that other threads that just want to access (not only write, but also read!) the row cannot do so until the lock has been released, effectively serializing your database access.

Create This .java File And Run It

package part_01_jdbc.code;

import org.h2.jdbc.JdbcSQLException;
import org.junit.Before;
import org.junit.Test;

import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.DriverManager;
import java.sql.SQLException;

import static;

 * @author Marco Behler
public class PessimisticLockingExercise {

    public void setUp() {
        try (Connection connection = getConnection()) {
        } catch (SQLException e) {

    @Test(expected = JdbcSQLException.class)
    public void pessimistic_locking_exercise() throws SQLException {
        // first, jack bauer inserts a field agent report
        try (Connection connectionFromJackBauer = getConnection()) {
                    "insert into items " +
                            "(name, release_date) values " +
                            "('CTU Field Agent Report'" +
                            ", current_date() - 100)");

        try (Connection connectionFromJackBauer = getConnection()) {
            // later on jack wants to update the field report and make
            // sure noone else can access the rows at the same time!
                    .execute("select * from items where " +
                            "name = 'CTU Field Agent Report' for update");
            // TODO update the row, etc.
            System.out.println("Jack Bauer locked the row for any " +
                    "other update");

            // then habib shows up and tries to update the row, but
            // cannot. An Exception is being thrown
            try (Connection connectionFromHabibMarwan = getConnection()) {
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