There is a first time for everything

Hamilton, Bermuda

Another week with an unrelated collection of links. There is even a little bit of Java in here this time! We are getting ready for back to school time here in Bermuda, which this year brings even more uncertainty than usual. Whether you have kids or not (or are a big kid yourself), I hope this newsletter finds you well.

As I predicted last issue, there is now a version of Deno (1.3.2) which supports TypeScript 4.0 and the new features provided by that update.

Dropbase logo or screenshot


Centralize offline data - Import files. Apply transformations to clean up data. Export to a live database in 1 click. This is an interesting offering. It seems like they are really promoting the ease of importing file-based data into their database (or you can bring your own DB), and there seems to be a web UI for the data as well. Anyway, there is a free tier which might work for a simple project.

Armeria logo or screenshot


Armeria is your go-to microservice framework for any situation. You can build any type of microservice leveraging your favorite technologies, including gRPC, Thrift, Kotlin, Retrofit, Reactive Streams, Spring Boot and Dropwizard. Brought to you by the creator of Netty and his colleagues at LINE. I almost never post anything Java related on here, but I saw this and it sort of reminded me of my masters project and so I thought I’d share.

sqlite package

Package sqlite is an in-process implementation of a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. I haven’t been doing much with Go this year, but I still keep an eye on it, and I saw this Go native package for working with SQLite databases which I thought might be useful. Only works on Linux at the moment, so limited.