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SQL Server Unit Testing with tSQLt

by Jenni Konrad on  Feb 10, 2012 2

tSQLt is a free, open-source framework for unit testing in SQL Server. By writing tSQLt test cases, developers can create fake tables and views based on production data, then compare expected versus actual results. Tests can be created directly in SQL Server Management Studio.

SQL Test Brings tSQLt Unit Testing to SQL Server Management Studio

by Jenni Konrad on  Dec 15, 2011

SQL Test is the user interface for tSQLt, the open source unit testing framework for SQL Server. From the SQL Test window, users can create test classes, view existing unit tests, execute them, and view the results within a dockable panel in SQL Server Management Studio.

Code First Migrations Updates Data Structure From Code

by Jenni Konrad on  Dec 02, 2011 2

The Code First approach means that the object model is created in code, and then the database structure is generated from that model. Code First Migrations allows developers to make changes to the database via code, many of which can be done automatically.

SQL Server Integration Services 2012 to Include ODBC Support

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 25, 2011 2

With SQL Server abandoning OleDB in favor of ODBC, it is no surprise that SQL Server Integration Services is finally picking up ODBC support. Another important feature slated for SSIS 2012 is the much needed support for CSV files.

What’s New in SQL Server 2012 RC0

by Abel Avram on  Nov 18, 2011 6

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate 0. There are many new features, including: AlwaysOn, better performance management, more reporting and visualization tools, Columnstore index, and FileTables. The product will come in 3 main editions: Standard, Business Intelligence and Enterprise.

Amazon/Microsoft Deal Expanded to Include BizSpark and SQL Server 2012

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 08, 2011

Amazon has announced two licensing deals with Microsoft. The first eliminates the licensing fees for running Microsoft software on EC2 for BizSpark members. The second allows all developers to run the preview of SQL Server 2012 on EC2. It should be noted that normal EC2 service rates still apply for both.

Accelerate SQL Server Performance With SafePeak’s Dynamic Database Caching

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Nov 07, 2011 1

SafePeak is a plug-and-play Dynamic Database Caching Solution, designed to improve data access performance for Applications built on SQL Server. It offloads the read queries and stored procedures which perform “Select” by dynamically caching in-memory result sets, thereby reducing read response time and overall database load.

.NET Framework 4 Now Supports LocalDB

by Abel Avram on  Oct 29, 2011

Microsoft has added LocalDB support in .NET Framework 4. LocalDB is a free developer edition of SQL Server “Denali” meant to provide most of the server’s API but without management overhead.

'Denali' No More: SQL Server 2012 Announced, Focuses on BI and Big Data

by Jenni Konrad on  Oct 21, 2011 1

Microsoft announced that the next version of SQL Server, known by the codename "Denali", will be called SQL Server 2012. It will feature the big data capabilities of Apache Hadoop and Power View, a touch-based business intelligence tool.

ORM Profiler Analyzes Data Access Performance

by Jenni Konrad on  Oct 14, 2011

Solutions Design has released ORM Profiler, a tool meant to help improve data access layer performance. It tracks and logs ADO.NET calls so that developers can analyze their data access and discover potential problems.

Spatial Data Introduced to Entity Framework

by Jenni Konrad on  Oct 06, 2011

One of the new additions in the Entity Framework June CTP is official support for Spatial data types, which allow developers to represent data using a system of coordinates, such as shapes, lines, or points on a map.

Sync Framework Breaks Platform Barriers

by Jenni Konrad, Roopesh Shenoy on  Sep 22, 2011

Sync Framework Toolkit builds on the Sync Framework 2.1 and uses OData to sync with any platform or client, including Windows Phone 7, Silverlight, Windows Mobile, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android devices, and any browser using HTML5.

SQL Server Bids Farewell to OLE DB After Denali

by Jenni Konrad on  Sep 01, 2011

Denali will be the final edition of SQL Server to support OLE DB, because Microsoft considers ODBC to be the industry standard for relational data access.

31 Days of SQL Server Interview Questions and Answers

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 05, 2011

Pinal Dave has posted a 31-part series titled SQL Server – Interview Questions and Answers. It starts with general topics such as “What is Normalization?” and works its way to obscure topics such as “What is Difference between ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE and WITH NO_WAIT during ALTER DATABASE?”. Data warehousing is covered and there are even guest posts on SQL Azure.

Visual Studio Gets Better SQL Server Tooling – ‘Juneau’

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jul 30, 2011

SQL Server Development Tools (SSDT) - ‘Juneau’ - brings testing, debugging, version control, refactoring, dependency checking, and deployment to database development in Visual Studio. It was previewed recently along with SQL Server ‘Denali’ CTP.

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