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
Here we go…
1. Spring and Java
This great write-up introduces a clever extension for creating and executing BDD specification tests. Very cool.
If you don't want to roll-your-own database sequences, you'll want to check out some of the cool sequence generators that you can quickly build in Hibernate by extending its SequenceStyleGenerator class.
A solid overview of the entire workflow involved in securing a Spring Boot REST service using X.509 digital certificates.
This quick introduction helps you build a basic Maven project for Spring Cloud GCP. Should be an interesting series!
A straightforward tutorial on configuring catal0g-based multitenancy in JPA and Hibernate — especially useful for databases that distinguish between a catalog and a schema, such as MySQL.
A thoughtful piece reminding Java library developers of the benefits of migrating to the Java Platform Module System.
A nice, hands-on article that demonstrates how to implement JPA/Hibernate entity classes in Kotlin and use them with Spring Data repositories. Good stuff.
Also worth reading:
Webinars and presentations:
Time to upgrade:
2. Technical and Musings
So, you think you know your way around HTTPS? Make sure you're practicing safe security with this handy collection of HTTPS “dos and donts”.
A short primer on some of the basic constructs and conventions of the Clojure functional language for the JVM. Sure to evoke feelings of nostalgia in former (and current) Lisp devotees.
See how Netflix is taking the Jupyter Notebook infrastructure beyond its roots in data science and into general-purpose applications like workflow scheduling.
A reminder that system integration testing brings with it a unique set of challenges. But fear not — there are strategies to help us achieve just the right balance each step of the way.
As you might expect, hashing algorithms are not one-size-fits-all commodities. Find out which ones are better suited for inputs of different lengths.
Even though adding 2FA is usually a good idea, it pays to know the risks involved, as well as the recovery mechanisms available, in case you get locked out of your accounts.
Also worth reading:
And my favorite Dilberts of the week:
4. Pick of the Week
res – REST with Spring (eBook) (everywhere)