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Test-Driven Database Development: Unlocking Agility

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Design and build truly agile databases that can be changed frequently, safely, and painlessly, no matter how much existing data they must manage! With this book, you'll finally get past old-fashioned "batch-and-queue" database development, and construct a truly agile database development environment that "works"! Pioneering agile database expert Max Guernsey III combines a ...more
Paperback, 315 pages
Published March 3rd 2013 by Addison-Wesley Professional (first published January 31st 2013)
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BCS
Jul 15, 2013 BCS rated it really liked it
Shelves: testing, database, agile
The development of databases and the applications that access them are important functions; and it is essential that the programs constructed meet the requirements defined, so that it all operates as intended.

Therefore, part of the development process must be to undertake a series of testing processes to validate the development of the product to prove that it will work correctly when in use.

The author of this book proposes a methodology that might appear to be at odds with traditional ideas; he
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Miguel Alho
Jul 18, 2013 Miguel Alho rated it really liked it
Very interesting info and approach to test-driven database development. A full solution to Db TDD is supplied. Definately worth reading and understanding the author's view on this topic, which is so often negleted in projects, mostly due to the lack of knowledge and experience in database testing.
Johnny Graber
Oct 09, 2016 Johnny Graber rated it did not like it

Combining TDD and databases is an idea find great. After solving that problem with simple tools like DbUp I hoped to find some good advice on how to improve my solution. Unfortunately, the book falls short in nearly every way.



The TDD part is written in a way a novice can’t understand what is going on and a more advanced practitioner finds nothing new. Combined with his own vocabulary it makes TDD unnecessarily complex and hard to follow.



The part on databases is even worse. Here the own (inconsis

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“A great tide of civilization governs how humans do things. When that tide goes out, we centralize, establish command and control structures, and attempt to find efficiencies in large batches and long queues. When the water starts to come back in, we break down those structures, start to drive control down into the hands of 'common' folk, and attempt to find efficiencies in the quick decisions that get made by people closest to the problem. The tide is coming back in and will probably continue to ebb that direction for the lifespan of anyone alive at the time of this writing.” 0 likes
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