EmberConf 2018 Favorites

Emberconf 2018 finished about a month ago, and although I didn’t get to enjoy it live I did take the time to catch up over a weekend to see all the talks. Below are some of my favorites!

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Docker Compose in Development

Most modern developers don’t work with single applications anymore. Single applications use multiple services like MySQL, Redis, and Elasticsearch with Ruby on Rails or Spring Framework or Django. A single application then becomes many application that all use the same services and as developers, we need to work with all of them.

Tools like Docker or Kubernetes help us organize these apps in our live servers but we don’t need a lot of the complex orchestration on our development box, do we? Well, I think Docker Compose could be very useful.

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Gatling

Gatling

Always on the lookout for new tools that can help in the testing of APIs, one that I recently found is called Gatling. It is an API performance testing framework written in Scala. We are not currently using it, though I think it would be very beneficial to have in the testing pipeline and is simple to set up.

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