A jOOQ-CodeGenerator to create vertxified DAOs and POJOs. Now with JDBC, async and reactive support!
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A jOOQ-CodeGenerator to create vertx-ified DAOs and POJOs! Perform all CRUD-operations asynchronously and convert your POJOs from/into a io.vertx.core.json.JsonObject using the API and driver of your choice.

new in version 3.0

A lot has changed - not only under the hood.

  • Starting from this version on, vertx-jooq both includes the JDBC and the async variant (formerly known as vertx-jooq-async). This avoids duplicate code and thus provides better stability.
  • Say good bye callback-API: everybody who has written code that is more complex than a simple HelloWorld application hates callback-APIs. That is why I decided to let the classic-module now return Vertx Futures instead of accepting a Handler to deal with the result.
  • vertx-jooq-future becomes vertx-jooq-completablefuture: that was more or less a consequence of the decision to let the classic API return Futures now.
  • Consistent naming: I decided to prefix any DAO-method that is based on a SELECT with find, followed by One if it returns one value, or Many if it is capable to return many values, followed by a condition to define how the value is obtained, eg byId. If you are upgrading from a previous version, you will have to run some search and replace sessions in your favorite IDE.
  • DAOs are no longer capable of executing arbitrary SQL. There were two main drivers for this decision: 1. joining the JDBC and the async API did not allow it. 2. DAOs are bound to a POJO and should only operate on the POJO's type. With the option to execute any SQL one could easily join on POJOs of other types and thus break boundaries. You can still execute type-safe SQL asynchronously using one of the QueryExecutors though.
  • Never again call blocking DAO-methods by accident: in previous vertx-jooq versions every VertxDAO extended from jOOQ's DAOImpl class. This made it easy to just wrap the blocking variant of a CRUD-operation in a Vertx.executeBlocking block to get the async variant of it. The downside however was that the blocking CRUD-operations were still visible in the DAO-API and it was up to the user to call the correct (async) method. The blocking variants have been removed from the API - all calls are now asynchronous.
  • All insert (except insertReturningPrimary), update and delete-methods now contain information about the number of affected rows. The result is a cleaner, thinner API.
  • Guice finally available for all async APIs.

different needs, different apis

What do you want

Before you start generating code using vertx-jooq, you have to answer these questions:

  • What API do you want to use? There are three options:
    • a io.vertx.core.Future-based API. This is vertx-jooq-classic.
    • a rxjava2 based API. This is vertx-jooq-rx.
    • an API that returns a vertx-ified implementation of java.util.concurrent.CompletableFuture for all async DAO operations. This is vertx-jooq-completablefuture.
  • How do you want to communicate with the database? There are two options:
    • Using good old JDBC, check for the modules with -jdbc suffix.
    • Using this asynchronous database driver, check for -async modules.
  • Do you use Guice for dependency injection?

When you made your choice, you can start to configure the code-generator. This can be either done programmatically or using a maven- / gradle-plugin (recommended way). Please check the documentation in the module of the API of your choice how to set it up:


Once the generator is set up, it will create DAOs like in the code snippet below (classic-API, JDBC, no dependency injection):

//Setup your jOOQ configuration
Configuration configuration = ...

//setup Vertx
Vertx vertx = Vertx.vertx();

//instantiate a DAO (which is generated for you)
SomethingDao dao = new SomethingDao(configuration,vertx);

//fetch something with ID 123...
        		vertx.eventBus().send("sendSomething", res.result().toJson())
    				System.err.println("Something failed badly: "+res.cause().getMessage());

//maybe consume it in another verticle
vertx.eventBus().<JsonObject>consumer("sendSomething", jsonEvent->{
    JsonObject message = jsonEvent.body();
    //Convert it back into a POJO...
    Something something = new Something(message);
    //... change some values
    //... and update it into the DB
    Future<Integer> updatedFuture = dao.update(something);

//or do you prefer writing your own type-safe SQL?
JDBCClassicGenericQueryExecutor queryExecutor = new JDBCClassicGenericQueryExecutor(configuration,vertx);
Future<Integer> updatedCustom = queryExecutor.execute(dslContext ->

//check for completion
				System.out.println("Rows updated: "+res.result());
				System.err.println("Something failed badly: "+res.cause().getMessage());

known issues

  • The generator will omit datatypes that it does not know, e.g. java.sql.Timestamp. To fix this, you can easily subclass the generator, handle these types and generate the code using your generator. See the handleCustomTypeFromJson and handleCustomTypeToJson methods in the AbstractVertxGenerator or checkout the CustomVertxGenerator from the tests.