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
An interesting opinion piece about the introduction of local variable type inference in Java.
Launch configs have always been a bit hard to manage in Eclipse – it's nice to see the new Boot dashboards make some headway into getting these easier to manage.
The Jenkins ecosystem is moving forward and we've all but forgotten that Hudson was even a thing.
Retry logic was something I had to roll out by hand many years back – so having out of the box support for it in Spring is highly useful.
A fun read and a whole lot of wishful thinking 🙂
A deeper look into the architecture of the upcoming JUnit 5, and how the improvements will help in quite a number of scenarios (including IDEs). Cool stuff.
Also worth reading:
Webinars and presentations:
Time to upgrade:
If you've been at least mildly interested in the ongoing trend of computers defeating human players in games like chess and more recently Go – this this is a fun and interesting read.
A quick and practical read if you're starting to think about passive(ish) income.
Just keep in mind that passive is an umbrella term, a long-term play and an oversimplification. It's also, done right – a very good way to pay the bills.
The idea of unsupervised software, much like the concept of passive income doesn't quite work out in practice.
And so exploring this concept and being realistic about what it takes to actually support a system that's seeing real-world use is definitely important.
Also worth reading:
And my favorite Dilberts of the week:
5. Pick of the Week
res – REST with Spring (eBook) (everywhere)