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Spring MVC: Validation, Post-Redirect-Get, Partial Updates, Optimistic Concurrency, Field Security

How do I update only a few fields of a model entity with forms? How do I use the Post-Redirect-Get pattern with Spring MVC, especially with form validation? How do I secure certain fields in my entities? How do I implement Optimistic Concurrency Control?...

Check-and-set in Couchbase Java SDK 2.x?

In older version of Couchbase Java SDK there were several check-and-set (CAS) methods for implementing optimistic locking. But what is corresponding API in a newer version of SDK (>= 2.0)? Initial code: JsonDocument doc = bucket.get("myKey"); Long casValue = doc.cas(); // some method to set new value for "myKey" only...

Getting timestamp from Objecify entity?

Is it possible to obtain the timestamp that is used for optimistic concurrency control from an Objectify entity (or a lower-level part of the Google Datastore infrastructure) and if so, how?

Rails - Optimistic locking always fires StaleObjectError exception

I'm learning rails, And read about optimistic lock. I've added lock_version column of type integer into my articles table. But now whenever I try to update a record for the first time, I get StaleObjectError exception. Here's my migration: class AddLockVersionToArticle < ActiveRecord::Migration def change add_column :articles, :lock_version, :integer end...

optimistic lock with a “version” field vs snapshot isolation level

I was wondering what are the advantage/inconvenient for these two optimistic lock solutions : Use a "version" field and detect changes during updates (i.e. using hibernate @Version annotation) Use the Snapshot isolation level on transactions If I'm correct these 2 solutions have the same behavior : an error will be...

Should the natural or surrogate key be returned in an API?

First time I think about it... Until now, I always used the natural key in my API. For example, a REST API allowing to deal with entities, the URL would be like /entities/{id} where id is a natural key known to the user (the ID is passed to the POST...