Nov 14, 2020 · 3 min read
MySQL does not have a native UUID type, so strings are often used instead, which come with large storage and performance costs.
Nov 13, 2020 · 3 min read
MySQL's UUID() function generates v1 UUIDs, which have a time component that make them unevenly distributed over short periods of time. We can define our own function to generate v4 UUIDs, which are random and therefore more evenly distributed.
Nov 11, 2020 · 4 min read
MySQL doesn't have a concept of custom sequences that other databases such as PostgreSQL do, but they can be faked with a table and some clever queries.
Nov 9, 2020 · 6 min read
Markdown provides simple syntax for writing structure documents, but most written markdown would not pass a linter check. Here's a list of 11 common syntax mistakes and how to fix them.
Nov 6, 2020 · 5 min read
Regardless of what style of code reviews you use, code reviews in general are an important tool to share expertise and improve quality, but sometimes the intention of comments can be lost.
Nov 1, 2020 · 5 min read
minikube is a tool for running a Kubernetes clusters for local development, and the setup of it is super simple.
Aug 10, 2020 · 3 min read
Linters don't just enforce style guidelines, they also catch potential issues. hadolint (Haskell Dockerfile Linter) is the most popular linter for Dockerfiles, and it's incredibly easy to use.
Aug 9, 2020 · 7 min read
Docker tags are mutable - they can be re-published over and over - so the most specific way an image can be referenced is by its digest.
Jul 30, 2020 · 7 min read
Just like with libraries used in code, keeping your Docker base images up to date is a good security practice.
Jul 19, 2020 · 6 min read
It's important to keep your npm packages updated for security reasons, and it's really easy to do automatically with Renovate.
Jul 18, 2020 · 5 min read
Just because a Docker image builds successfully doesn't mean it will perform as expected. Google's container Structure Test tool helps you check images to make sure they're working as intended.