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Hi I’m Mark, a Software Engineer from Belfast and Head of Support in the Brown house, duties mainly involve turning it off and on again.

Using Testcontainers for Integration Testing

As a follow on from my last post about running sql server in docker, I thought i’d write about something that I have just introduced for the first time into one of my projects – in the hope that some of you feel as passionate as I do about testing your production code (and not just the equivalent in H2-specific syntax 😱). I hope that through this post I can show you how easy it is to include this dependency into your project, and be on your way to having your integration tests running against your production database!

October 20th, 2020 · 2 min read

Running Microsoft SQL Server.. on a Mac!

A few years ago I switched my main work machine from Windows to Mac – despite the reliance I have on SQL Server to run our application (Well, there’s also the dev-only H2 database, but even then I knew that wouldn’t fly due to some of the ‘subtle’ differences).

October 6th, 2020 · 1 min read
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