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
1. Spring and Java
More contributions to the Java ecosystem from Microsoft: A distribution of OpenJDK for Windows on ARM CPU architectures.
After a few rounds of previews, Java 16 will ship with the final version of pattern matching for instanceof and records. A version to be excited about!
It's not always about pub-sub or fire-and-forget messaging: A practical guide on how to implement a request/reply communication style with Spring AMQP.
Also worth reading:
Webinars and presentations:
Time to upgrade:
2. Technical and Musings
An insightful take on how to cope with a few common challenges in distributed systems including network delays, process crashes, process pauses, and last but certainly not least, unsynchronized clocks.
Lessons learned from working from home: A collection of cultural and organizational approaches to work effectively, both remote and on-site.
Also worth reading:
And my favorite Dilberts of the week:
>> Sarcasm Works Better [dilbert.com]
4. Pick of the Week
I'll pick DataDog again this week – with a strong focus on their solid logging support – as that's the main aspect of the platform I'm using right now:
Simply put – a really solid and mature end-to-end way to monitor your application, with full support for pretty much anything Java.
You can use their trial here.
res – REST with Spring (eBook) (everywhere)