Liquibase vs Sequel Pro: What are the differences?
What is Liquibase? Source control for your database. Developers store database changes in text-based files on their local development machines and apply them to their local databases. Changelog files can be be arbitrarily nested for better management.
What is Sequel Pro? MySQL database management for Mac OS X. Sequel Pro is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL databases.
Liquibase and Sequel Pro can be categorized as "Database" tools.
Some of the features offered by Liquibase are:
- Supports code branching and merging
- Supports multiple developers
- Supports multiple database types
On the other hand, Sequel Pro provides the following key features:
- Quickly filter and paginate table content
- Fast, threaded UI
- Document based connections — Save your connection and share it
"Great database tool" is the top reason why over 12 developers like Liquibase, while over 21 developers mention "Free" as the leading cause for choosing Sequel Pro.
Liquibase and Sequel Pro are both open source tools. Sequel Pro with 6.73K GitHub stars and 591 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Liquibase with 1.78K GitHub stars and 1.09K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Sequel Pro has a broader approval, being mentioned in 46 company stacks & 23 developers stacks; compared to Liquibase, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.
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Flyway vs Liquibase #Migration #Backwards-compatible
We were looking for a tool to help us integrating the migration scripts as part of our Deployment. At first sight both tools look very alike, are well integrated with Spring, have a fairly frequent development activity and short release cycles.
Liquibase puts a lot of emphasis on independence with the DB, allowing you to create the scripts on formats like JSON and YML, abstracting away from SQL, which it's also supported. Since we only work with one DB type across services we wouldn't take much advantage of this feature.
Flyway on the other hand has the advantage on being actively working on the integration with PostgreSQL 11, for it's upcoming version 6. Provides a more extensive set of properties that allow us to define what's allowed on what's not on each different environment.
Instead of looking for a tool that will allow us to rollback our DB changes automatically, we decided to implement backwards-compatible DB changes, for example adding a new column instead of renaming an existing one, postponing the deletion of the deprecated column until the release has been successfully installed.