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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Partner – CAST AI – NPI EA (tag = kubernetes)
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.
Connect your cluster and start monitoring your K8s costs right away:
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Partner – MongoDB – NPI EA (tag = MongoDB) Partner – Thundra – NPI EA (tag = Jenkins)
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
All the cool kids of doing microservices – and most are left with a complex and hard to manage mess on their hands.
But there are ways to avoid that – and Event Sourcing is one of the best ways I found to get there.
A cool deep-dive into testing the implementation of the equals method using reflection.
The end of a long running series I've been following closely, all about one of my favorite topics – Event Sourcing and CQRS.
CQRS is definitely not the holy grail, but it sure comes close in some scenarios 🙂
A cool addition to Hibernate I wasn't aware of.
A very quick and to the point intro to handling exceptions if you're doing work with Java EE.
Some initial details about a course I'm really excited about (check out this week's pick for more on that).
Also worth reading:
Webinars and presentations:
Time to upgrade:
2. Technical and Musings
Solid advice for keeping your less visited code for rotting and getting out of sync with the parts of the system you're actively working on.
A funny read if you're out of that game, and hopefully a helpful one is you're not.
Also worth reading:
And my favorite Dilberts of the week:
4. Pick of the Week
Almost a year ago, when I started to work on my first course, I wrote that we have so few solid courses in our ecosystem. I know from experience that it takes a long time to put together a good, high quality course – around 6 months of ongoing work – which explains why there are so few of these out there.
That's slowly changing – Petri's newly announced testing course is definitely going to be reference material:
The packages have been at 50% off all week (ending today) – so if you're into testing, pick this one up. If you're not really into testing, then definitely pick this one up.
I'm excited about this one, not just because it's about testing, but also about Spring (which is very cool).
res – REST with Spring (eBook) (everywhere)