September Community Recap

October 4, 2021
September Community Recap

“Hey Alexa, play September by Earth, Wind & Fire.”

Now that I have the mood set with a favorite (and totally relevant!) song, it’s time to jump into the many exciting updates from September! Let’s jump into it.

📢 Major Release – Liquibase 4.5.0 & Quality Checks for database changes!

Liquibase 4.5.0 includes support for Liquibase quality checks, which allow you to run checks against changelogs and SQL scripts by flagging conditions and configurations you need. Liquibase quality checks were derived from 15 years of usage across thousands of users, dozens of database management systems, and a myriad of technology stacks. Learn more about quality checks.

Thank you to the following first-time contributors who helped make this major release possible:

What is Liquibase? What Developers Need to Know About Schema Migration – CockroachDB

CockroachDB invited Liquibase Project Founder, Nathan Voxland, to help unpack all the things that developers need to know about Liquibase. Not only that, we learned that Nathan’s high school mascot was (and currently is) a potato called “Spud.”

Swag Alert!

Hey, Liquibase Leaders! Be on the lookout for swag in the mail. Thank you for all of your contributions to the community. For those who are Liquibase Legends, we’ll be shipping out soon! Curious about Liquibase Legends? Join the community!

Upcoming Events

Liquibase Community Roundtable: Best Practices for Managing Liquibase Changelogs – October 14

Roundtable

We’re starting a new “Best Practices” format — an open forum to chat about Liquibase with fellow users. Liquibase Founder, Nathan Voxland will be there too!

Our first topic of discussion is best practices to get started managing Liquibase changelogs.

Questions to consider for discussion:

  • What type of changelog do you use? (SQL, XML, YAML, JSON?)
  • How does your team structure changelogs? (one big changelog? one per feature? one per release? something else?)
  • What is the biggest challenge for you or your team when managing changelog(s)?

External Events

DevOps your Oracle Database with Liquibase in less than 1 hour – October 13

Using an Oracle database and want to get up and running with Liquibase? Register for
Rafal Grzegorczyk’s talk at HrOUG2021

We’re hiring a Technical Community Manager!

Want to join the Liquibase community team? We’re searching for a Technical Community Manager to help grow and engage with our community! This is a fully remote role and we encourage applicants from anywhere in the world.

This is what you’ll do:

  • Learn Liquibase enough to be considered a Liquibase User or (ideally) a Liquibase Power User
  • Write content that helps users learn about and use Liquibase
  • Engage with users and contributors in the forum and across our other properties to help answer the questions and bring the community together

Content we ❤️

Thanks to all of the people in the community who share their stories, insights, and experience with Liquibase. Below are the top pieces of content from September.

Top Questions Asked in the Forum

These questions had the most views in our forum recently. Check out their answers from members of our community.

Top Forum Supporters of the Month

Thank you to the following for supporting our community by answering the most questions in the Liquibase forum this month! See where they rank on the Liquibase Legends Leaderboard.

Daryl Doak
Dave Ellis
Rakhi Agrawal

Thank you to all who have continued to support and contribute to Liquibase. As always, hop over to our community page to learn more about how to get involved.

See you next month with more updates!

Article author
Caroline Hunt Brand & Community Marketing Specialist