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Nov
27
comment Why is it so bad to read data from a database “owned” by a different microservice
@back2dos I agree that it is not optimal, but what it allows me to do is to write an SQL select query for data mining or rapid prototyping purposes, which selects across microservices. This means that a person, with just some SQL knowledge can gain insights into our data without having to know how to program. It is also much faster than having to do the selecting across microservices in a programming language.
Nov
27
comment Why is it so bad to read data from a database “owned” by a different microservice
@back2dos Please note this part of my question: "One could for example say that only a few database views are accessible outside the micro service so that the team maintaining the micro service know that as long as they keep these views intact then they can change the database structure of their micro service as much as they want." Shouldn't it be possible to keep a view intact while changing the tables the view selects from from RDBMS to document based?
Nov
26
comment Why is it so bad to read data from a database “owned” by a different microservice
I agree that the view would simply be a form of an API. I think most people answering this question do not read my idea about using views as a level of abstraction. I understand, though that keeping the view intact if one changed the database technology would be a major challenge, but I am willing to bet on that we will not need to change our database technology for the next 5 years. Also, performance will not be a problem with just 5 mill users. So, given our size, I thank I will go for this solution, even though the answers here seem to indicate that I am heading straight to a world of pain.
Nov
25
comment Why is it so bad to read data from a database “owned” by a different microservice
This is a great point! One thing that makes me less concerned is that Postgres now has support for both document store and RDBMS (withouttheloop.com/articles/2014-09-30-postgresql-nosql). Your point is still valid, though, and I will consider it carefully.
Apr
29
comment Getting coders to do code review
Inspirational! Thank you for sharing!
Apr
28
comment Getting coders to do code review
Good suggestion, but I am unsure about how to recruit someone directly into reviewing without having them first produce some great code, which I can review?
Apr
28
comment Getting coders to do code review
@david.pfx Thank you for your comments. I am using GitHub.com and the reviewing is of pull requests, which are automatically deployed on our test server, so I do not know how I could make the reviewing easier, but I might be missing something. I am guessing that it just is not fun... But what should I do about that?
Apr
5
comment How should the database schema be migrated?
I mean that I will always upgrade version by version, which simplifies things a lot I think.
Apr
5
comment How should the database schema be migrated?
PostgreSQL and PHP
Apr
5
comment How should the database schema be migrated?
Since this is a web application, there would never be a need to upgrade from version 2.813 to 2.9.3 I would upgrade the only database for every version.
Apr
5
comment How should the database schema be migrated?
@Ian I completely agree, I was hoping to reduce both the pain and effort... Database compare would help, but I really need a process.
Aug
5
comment Brainstorming software
Ok. I have updated my answer now.
Apr
17
comment How can we avoid having to build yet another CRM system from scratch
I meant Customer Relationship Management not Content Management System, I am sorry for the confusion. I still believe that your answer kind of applies, though.
Apr
17
comment How can we avoid having to build yet another CRM system from scratch
@JeffO Sorry for my late reply. It is SAAS.
Sep
30
comment Service to test app on all the iPhones?
@ElYusubov There does not seem to be any emulators. Google got me nowhere.
Sep
17
comment How can one manage thousands of IF…THEN…ELSE rules?
Wow, this really seems like the best and easiest way to structure the intricate rules. I believe it is better than any current answer so I have accepted it even if it has no votes.
Sep
16
comment Testing Git competence
I could have implemented the same using a mail-in service, taking me a month of setup in order to scale etc. While this solution is better and takes me a setup of writing one single sentence in the specifications.
Sep
16
comment Testing Git competence
@JörgWMittag Wow! Excellently creative! I will accept it if it was an answer!
Jul
9
comment How can test users access an unpublished iOS app?
@user827992 Excellent point. I thought that all developers needed to enroll. Thanks for the information.
Jul
9
comment How can test users access an unpublished iOS app?
It seems like only the developer has to enroll: readwriteweb.com/mobile/2010/12/…