Assume a new developer or test engineer is added to your team. You develop an application with obviously some kind of database and you want them to get up to speed as soon as possible. You could ask them to install the application and database themselves or you could support them with it, but this would cause a lot of effort. What if you handed them over a simple YAML file which would get them up to speed in a few minutes? In this post we will explore some of the capabilities of Docker Compose in order to accomplish this.
In part 2 of this post, we will refactor the application written in part 1 in order to use a database. We will take a short look at the choices we have when selecting a database in combination with Spring WebFlux, use an embedded version of the database, refactor the sources and find solutions for the problems we encounter. The code can be found at GitHub in branch mongodb.