I need to keep my project budget as low as feasible given the current economic problems. When it came to deciding which tool I would use for database schema migrations, I determined that it would be preferable to spend some time looking for a program I had never heard of rather than spending $2000 immediately.

The importing data capability is a significant addition to the standard functionality, as publishing data after creating a database schema is a regular process during the first application deployment.
I've had some thoughts for leveraging my project code in microservices, and it'll be nice to have a way to do simultaneous schema and data modifications.

Such a helpful tool, in my opinion, should be an undependable and simple-to-deploy piece of software.
My necessary feature list is a collection of chores I've completed on a regular basis when fixing bugs and adding new features to my database-driven projects.

Lucky to find this new software for PostgreSQL database schema migration that has all the features I need and cost less than the competitors. Rumba supports the popular plain-SQL migration scripts versioning at full scale.

My Concerns

At least three environments are involved in the current software development cycle: development, testing, and production. So, I'd like to automate the propagation of schema changes across several environments while also keeping track of modification history.

Modern SQL creation from some form of hierarchical description does not cover every scenario for database schema transfer in many circumstances.
Plain SQL scripts must still be used in these situations.

However, having a SQL automated generation feature is particularly useful for describing a large portion of a schema in one location.
This could be a rough draft of a database structure that is rapidly changing, or it could be a schema migration from one location to another.
Having such a feature supported is preferable to having a single plain-SQL method.

This type of software can be quite costly; licenses for the most popular tool start at $2000 and go up to $3000.
The entire cost of subscription-based pricing might be significantly greater than standard pricing structures.

When you buy a software package as a subscription, you usually get the most recent version of the product as well as any updates that are issued while your subscription is valid. Hmm, a new method of running SQL scripts within the same database engine? I dislike the database and client tools since they may change their behavior in the future. As a result, the claim that I would always have the most recent version of the product does not convince me.

And the most well-known tools: Liqubase and Flyway, are bloated with unnecessary features. They also have a huge list of supported database engines that I will never use. It seems like every time I’ll use one of them, I’ll find another feature that I don't need and never use. I understand that it is trying to be an all-in-one solution, but it really doesn't need to be.
Sunday, January 23, 2022 03:22:44 AM tech PERMALINK COM(0)
several-cups-w200.jpgA couple weeks ago, our staff faced the death of our good old Cuisinart coffee maker. This was a basic model produced a while ago, but it provided us all with fine coffee for a whole decade: no any terrible plastic smells, always nice coffee. Now my people need a replacement unit.

When browsing for user reviews, I've found this nice guy from coffee equipment website, and he told me the reason why I'm seeing bullshit on pretty much 1 / 2 of the article pages.

Currently ratings are business. A lot of internet sites are making money on articles by sending their readers to internet shops. Many of such projects typically are not researching goods that they promote, mainly rewriting already present testimonials.

And, it looks like Houston has a problem. What appears to be the most productive way for a man like me to purchase a good quality product?

Okay, when you know a person who has the model you are looking for - ask his or her opinion, schedule a meeting then test the product with your hands. Try-before-buy is considered the best approach, i'm sure.

But unfortunately, that isn't always available and demands investing some spare time. Is there some other approach?

You can make use of the information that these days most of the manufacturing was transferred to Chine and related regions. It's possible to filter out the low quality items like this and go on for top products when you can pay for the very best quality.

But almost any automatic coffee device comes with a bunch of plastic pieces. At minimum the filter basket is built from these materials and that is exactly where brand decency may affect your health.

If somebody produces some coffee-related items for a long time, it obviously tells that this specific vendor understands a lot more about coffee. Have a look at the comments regarding currently selling products then ask some questions on forums. A company that additionally is selling a lot of extra kitchen equipment definitely makes mediocre coffee machines at best.

I have a good example in the hottest 5 cup coffee maker review. Technivorm provides top quality and is specialized in coffee brewing. Pretty highly-priced.

EC-DAC50 designed by the japanese company is honest mid-quality but costs twice of the automated Kenmore and Capresso. While Bonavita costs twice more then Zojirushi, Bonavita is dedicated to coffee brewing, but their manufacturing is in China, and it's the next price tag range model.

This seems like a plan for me. Thanks a lot. Good luck with your projects!
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 00:50:07 AM coffee PERMALINK COM(0)
several-cups-w200.jpgFour cups of strong coffee a day might be the recipe for a healthy heart, especially for older adults.

A team of German researchers, led by the molecular biologists, thinks it has discovered clues about how coffee works. Its caffeine-fueled magic on our heart health and how much caffeine we should drink each day to see the best benefits.

By studying caffeinated lab mice and dosing human tissues with caffeine, the researchers discovered how a jolt of the stimulant could improve the way cells inside our blood vessels work. By making certain proteins inside older adult cells perform more like young and nimble ones.

"When you drink four to five cups of espresso, that seems to improve the function of the powerhouses of our cells, and therefore seems to be protective."

Scientists have for years noticed that people who drink coffee seem to be less likely to die from all sorts of causes, including heart disease, stroke, or diabetes.

Coffee is also associated with a whole host of other health benefits, including a lower risk of liver disease (cirrhosis), a lower risk of developing certain kinds of cancer, lower rates of dementia and Alzheimer's, and a reduced risk of depression. It's also great for your heart.

If you don't like the taste, green tea has similar levels of caffeine and could also be an effective way to boost heart health.
It's important not to overdo it with the new recommendation, as too much coffee can quicken your heartbeat and cause other health problems. But drinking up to six cups a day should be OK.

One caveat: The study wasn't done in humans - only in human tissues and lab mice. What works in a hyper-controlled environment of mice, dosed with very specific amounts of caffeine, may not be the same as what happens when you drink a cup of joe at home.
Thursday, August 08, 2019 21:20:47 PM life PERMALINK COM(0)
fail-w200.jpg While every engineer with a notepad and a pencil foreseen the ineffectiveness of Solar Road, the eurocrats zealously proceeded to waste taxpayer bucks. This project is a good illustration of wasting away tax euros on outrageous stuff.

If compared to commercial solar panel setup, which gets a scheduled cleanup, maintenance and has the solar panel array properly oriented to the Sun, the solar road will never gain the comparable efficiency! Because it constantly looks at the Sun with the same, not efficient angle and is regularly shadowed by passing cars and trucks!

Second ridiculous idea is to apply tech in attempts to make the solar road enabled to resist the wear. The roadway development industry spent ages in cost efficiency optimization. Replacing the highway coat with expensive solar boards definitely will destroy the Return Of Investment for both: the highway and solar energy project.

I question that this type of solar roads is likely to be a part of the nearby future. No matter the amount of money is going to be invested in scientific studies and how much of coffee cups the technical engineers will drink.

More at GCR website.
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 22:11:37 PM tech PERMALINK COM(0)