August Community Recap

September 6, 2021

See you later, summer! We’ve made it over halfway through 2021, yet there’s much to look forward to before the year comes to an end.

September on the way with no time to waste. But, before I get too ahead of myself and reveal any upcoming secrets, let’s grab a pumpkin spice latte (because it’s now acceptable, right?!) and reflect on all of the wonderful things that happened in August.

Liquibase 4.4.3 is now available

This release includes many community-contributed pull requests, Liquibase Community and Liquibase Pro bug fixes, and enhancements to Liquibase Hub performance and pipelines. Thank you to the following contributors:

Read the release notes

Tech Talk – Best Practices for Working with Teams in Liquibase

We hosted our very first Community Tech Talk with Liquibase Product Manager, Mario Champion! Mario shared expert insights into best practices and strategies for developers and database change creators using Liquibase to easily manage database schema changes. We enjoyed learning from others in the community about their experiences and challenges around working with teams in Liquibase.

If you missed the talk, don’t fret! You can watch the recording. Have an idea for a tech talk? Let us know in the Liquibase Discord channel.

New Liquibase Package Manager Utility

Any time you install Liquibase, you also need to install the JDBC driver for your database. Save a bit of time and effort by using the new open source Liquibase Package Manager (lpm).

lpm is a utility that simplifies the Liquibase installation process by fetching and installing any JDBC drivers and extensions you need. You’ll never see the “Unexpected error running Liquibase: Cannot find database driver” again.

Check out lpm in GitHub

Upcoming Community Events

Liquibase Community Roundtable “Ask Me Anything” – September 9

We’re continuing our popular “Ask Me Anything” format – an open forum to chat with Liquibase experts in our community. Liquibase Founder, Nathan Voxland will be there, too! There are no questions or issues too big or too small. We’re here to help.


External Events

What is Liquibase? What Developers Need to Know About Schema Migration – September 9

CockroachDB has invited Liquibase Project Founder, Nathan Voxland, to help unpack all the things that developers need to know about Liquibase.

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.

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 July.

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
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