Building Something From Scratch — Week 3
(This story is part of the weekly assignments for my internship at Nearsoft. I hope that some of the insights I learned this week can help others in their learning journey. Previously: Month 2, Week 2.)
Docker, Containers and Volumes 🐳️
This week, my pair programming teammate and I, had to research how to use the Postgres database in our application. JHipster has a simple command to run the database container with Docker however, before we did that we had to learn how it worked. A friend of mine recommended the book Docker: Up and Running and found it to be a very good start to understand the basics of containers, images and volumes.
By the end of the week, we had Docker installed with a Postgres image and a volume of our database mounted into it. I’m still learning about containers and we will continue to use them this last week of our development.
Before using the database, we had to add attributes to one of the entities of the application but we stumbled upon some Liquibase errors. Liquibase is “an open-source database-independent library for tracking, managing and applying database schema changes.” The error we were having when compiling our changes was a checksum error. We spend a couple of hours trying to figure out how to fix, and something that really helped debbuging this issue was a mentoring session we previously had with one of my mentors.
At the end, the error got fixed and I learned a lot about change logs, schemas and check sums.