Partner – DBSchema – NPI EA – (tag = SQL)
DbSchema is a super-flexible database designer, which can take you from designing the DB with your team all the way to safely deploying the schema.
The way it does all of that is by using a design model, a database-independent image of the schema, which can be shared in a team using GIT and compared or deployed on to any database.
And, of course, it can be heavily visual, allowing you to interact with the database using diagrams, visually compose queries, explore the data, generate random data, import data or build HTML5 database reports.
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The Kubernetes ecosystem is huge and quite complex, so it’s easy to forget about costs when trying out all of the exciting tools.
To avoid overspending on your Kubernetes cluster, definitely have a look at the free K8s cost monitoring tool from the automation platform CAST AI. You can view your costs in real time, allocate them, calculate burn rates for projects, spot anomalies or spikes, and get insightful reports you can share with your team.
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You can get some real insight into your CI pipelines, and into your tests by using Foresight.
This includes not just the basics but some actual, actionable data like Change Impact Analysis, where we can see the changes in a PR and correlate them to test runs and test coverage to show how they affect our builds:
>> Try out Foresight in a project
At the very beginning of last year, I decided to track my reading habits and share the best stuff here, on Baeldung. Haven't missed a review since.
Here we go…
1. Spring and Java
A module granting visibility to another module – that's something cool I wasn't aware the Jigsaw was able to do.
Definitely a step beyond Maven.
New Spring project that looks potentially quite useful.
A fun read about a Hibernate problem and the solution.
Another installment in a series I'm following along with, about CQRS with the Axon framework.
This one is all about testing.
Also worth reading:
Webinars and presentations:
Time to upgrade:
An ambitious article diving deep into what it means to secure a system on the web.
Keep a close eye on this one (use RSS) – it's an evolving publication that's going to be a fantastic read when it's out and done.
Going deeper into testing with Spock in this second installment. Definitely have a read if you feel the trusty JUnit isn't cutting it any more.
Also worth reading:
Adding value by identifying when not to build something can have huge impact. I think this writeup is on point.
The accepted narrative of the “Architect” is definitely missing the mark.
And it's by working with people that don't conform to that narrative, and striving to be one of those people ourselves for someone else that we'll have better results in our industry.
It's not just “startup” interviews.
A more personal post here by someone whose work I follow and admire. Maybe give it a read if you're turning 30 yourself or just have.
Also worth reading:
And my favorite Dilberts of the week:
5. Pick of the Week
Thorben ( from thoughts-on-java.org ) has put together a video mini-course about fixing the N+1 select problem with Hibernate.
The material is quite well produced – so if you're doing any JPA/Hibernate work, definitely give this one a go:
Also note that the early-bird pricing on his in-depth course/training on Hibernate performance tuning is about to expire in a few days.
We're finally starting to see some high quality material in the Java ecosystem, which is about damn time.
Anyways, if you're struggling with Hibernate performance, definitely pick that up in the next few days, before the price goes up:
res – REST with Spring (eBook) (everywhere)