It’s unthinkable for modern application developers to work without source control. The benefits it brings to software development are so well and so long understood that even lone hobbyist developers will tend to employ a source control system. Yet somehow, databases are often left out. David Atkinson shows how this doesn’t have to be the case with Red Gate’s SQL Source Control.
Automated Testing (unit/integration) is an integral part of any agile development process. However a project with significant logic housed in database code creates severe constraints to writing unit level tests, especially if it is large, complex and depend on data. We will explore the TST framework and a few ideas for writing and maintaining good tests for database code.
Yevhen Shchyholyev discusses some of the problems that the user may face in the process of developing an application with Entity Framework that interacts with Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite as well as SQL Server. It is intended to be useful to both developers using one of these databases for the first time as well as for those who regularly interaction with multiple databases.
Grzegorz Gogolowicz and Trent Swanson discuss how to work SQL Server Reporting Services and overlay data on report forms. 1
InfoQ has reviewed William Vaughn's Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server. Also included is a sample chapter.