A Testing Time...
Do you feel that there's something missing in your DBA life? I did ... before I discovered unit testing with SQL Server! Fact: you're a busy, hard-working DBA ... are unit tests relevant to you? You probably feel that you have enough to do already just "keeping the lights on".
BUT - consider for a moment that unit tests are now a crucial part of all modern development. It's at the core of agile development: Test First/Test Driven Development. So why is unit testing neglected for the database?
This session's presenter, awarded "Best Presenter" in last SQLBits(!) - will show you quickly and easily how to get started with SQL Server unit testing ... and as a bonus the presenter has several free copies of a commercial unit testing framework to give away!
If you feel that you just don't know where to start; or that you can't see how testing even applies to databases - come along to the session, give me just 1-hour of your time. I guarantee, I will change your mind.
The session is accessible - even if you've never written a single test before. The simplest tests are simple one-liners that could save you hours of pain in the future. The session goes well beyond the concepts and shows tried-and-trusted techniques used every day by the session's presenter.
Hue Holleran is a professional consultant specialising in RDBMS and BigData solutions: SQL Server since v4.2, Oracle since v7 and Hadoop since its first releases - and all versions of those products since. Hue's interest in BigData was piqued when he read Google's BigTable paper in 2006 and experienced that "Eureka!" moment.
After more than 20-years as a consultant to over 100-organisations - and the largest global brands in various industries - he has established a reputation for developing innovative BUT practical solutions. Since developing in mainframe 'C' and DBase/FoxBase+ in the 1980's and Oracle and SQL Server in the 1990's, Hue's current interest is in multi-terabyte and multi-threaded BigData solutions.
Having frequently presented on various topics since presenting for Microsoft at all UK venues for the launch of Visual Studio 6 in 1998, Hue's current focus is on leveraging the database's enterprise capabilities to implement truly robust and resilient systems that retain excellent performance even in the most challenging of environments.
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