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MySQL Continuous Database Delivery with Flyway

by Wes Higbee

Delivering database changes pose a unique set of challenges that force many to treat database changes as a second class citizen when releasing software. In this course, you'll learn how to use Flyway to version changes to a MySQL database. You'll also learn how to leverage versioned changes from your code repository to get early feedback about potential problems, including how to simulate a production database update every time someone checks in a database change.

What you'll learn

Continuous Delivery can dramatically decrease turn-around time between customer need and delivered software to fulfill that need. Combining discipline with the right practices and tools leads to early feedback about potential problems, a system of safety nets, the highest level of accountability, and an overall boost in confidence when releasing software. Delivering database changes poses a unique set of challenges that force many to treat database changes as a second class citizen when releasing software. This leads to delays and a lack of realizing the full potential of Continuous Delivery. In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals to make managing database change a breeze and how to make it a first class citizen in your Continuous Delivery pipeline. You'll learn how to use Flyway to version changes to a MySQL database. You'll also learn how to leverage versioned changes from your code repository to get early feedback about potential problems, including how to simulate a production database update every time someone checks in a database change.

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About the author

Wes Higbee is passionate about helping companies achieve remarkable results with technology and software. He’s had extensive experience developing software and working with teams to improve how software is developed to meet business objectives. Wes launched Full City Tech to leverage his expertise to help companies delight customers. Although his primary focus is on outcomes, implementation often includes technical competency. Wes frequently speaks about impactful aspects of software developm... more

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