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
>> Why Java's Records Are Better* Than Lombok's @Data and Kotlin's Data Classes [nipafx.dev]
More than just boilerplate reductions: a practical take on why Java records are superior to other approaches. Interesting read.
>> Kotlin 1.5.0 – the First Big Release of 2021 [blog.jetbrains.com]
The New Kotlin version supports stable features such as Java records, indy for string concatenations, and lots of new standard library features.
>> JEP 413: Code Snippets in Java API Documentation [openjdk.java.net]
No more @code or <pre> tags – this is a proposal to simplify the addition of example codes in Javadocs.
Also worth reading:
Webinars and presentations:
Time to upgrade:
2. Technical & Musings
>> How to index JSON columns using MySQL [vladmihalcea.com]
Virtual columns to the rescue – index JSON fields without having access to a GIN index type in MySQL.
Also worth reading:
And my favorite Dilberts of the week:
>> Must Register To Date [dilbert.com]
>> Project On Hold [dilbert.com]
>> Shaking Hands [dilbert.com]
4. Pick of the Week
>> The Podcast for Location Independent Business Owners [tropicalmba.com]