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.
>> Take a look at DBSchema
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:
>> FREE Kubernetes cost monitoring
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
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1. Spring and Java
This primer can help jumpstart your journey down the road of Spring Boot.
With JDK 8 nearing end-of-life and JDK 11 on the horizon, this step-by-step formula for migrating applications to Java 11 couldn't come soon enough.
A nice overview of request stubbing and crafting HTTP response bodies, headers, and status codes in WireMock. Good stuff.
A clever SLF4J wrapper library for injecting a custom ID to the Mapped Diagnostic Context of each Logback message, and some handy formatting tips to boot.
A brief rundown of the many ways this popular IDE can help you create, configure, run, debug, and monitor Spring Boot projects. This can really speed up your development time.
A reminder that, while Maven and Gradle aren't perfect, there's usually a workaround that lets you achieve your objective.
Also worth reading:
Webinars and presentations:
Time to upgrade:
2. Technical and Musings
Some practical advice on how adding context to your log messages can make them more useful.
A compelling argument in favor of isolating failure-prone services into microservices and using a circuit breaker to mitigate failures.
A novel approach that helps developers identify and avoid some of the pitfalls of writing multi-language UIs, without incurring the added cost of translation.
A great set of rules for both authors and reviewers that can make a code review much more personal and well-received.
Also worth reading:
And my favorite Dilberts of the week:
4. Pick of the Week
res – REST with Spring (eBook) (everywhere)