Tips May 26, 2021

Tips May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021
tips, docker, git

Tip 1 #

You have done some commits to your git repository and one of your mates that doesn’t have access to it wants to see the difference between two versions.

Download diff2html

npm install -g diff2html-cli

Find the revision number and determine the file you want to check, then run the command:

diff2html <revision-number> path/to/file.ext

It will automatically open the browser and show the diff just like GitHub does it. Later you can save the html page and send it to your mate.

Tip 2 #

Assume that you have a dedicated repository with SQL Schema migrations for your project. In order to quickly run some test against it or use that database schema in other projects you might want to package it with Docker image and store in your registry.

I will use MySQL in this example.

Prepare your migrations in a directory in an ascendant order, like that:


Create Dockerfile. Pay attention that we are copying all the migration file to docker-entrypoint-initdb.d directory. During the build entrypoint script will run all the sql files against the database.

FROM mysql/mysql-server:8.0.25
ADD ./migrations/* /docker-entrypoint-initdb.d

Build and run your container.

docker build -t <image_name> .                                       
docker run --rm -p 3306:3306 -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=<password> -e MYSQL_DATABASE=<database_name> <image_name>

Note that you should pass MYSQL_DATABASE variable, otherwise it will fail, because you don’t have any database.

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