Articles tagged SQL Source Control

23 March 2011
23 March 2011

The unnecessary evil of the shared development database

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One of the greatest pain-points in developing a database-driven application happens when the application is in source control,but the database isn't. When the development database is shared, the pain increases, and it is not alleviated by source control alone. Troy Hunt spells out why each database developer must have their own version of the database. … Read more
08 December 2010
08 December 2010

Foolproof Atomic Versioning of Applications

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Bad things tend to happen to developments where the scripts for the database layer are left out of source control. Now that we have the means to do it properly, there are many reasons to make the database an equal partner in the development process. Troy discusses some of those reasons. … Read more
02 September 2010
02 September 2010

SQL Source Control: The Development Story, Part II

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When creating SQL Source Control, the team had to make decisions as to which source control systems the tool would support, and needed to accomodate a range of different development practices. It also had to avoid the potential problems from the fundemental differences between database builds and application builds, David and Stephanie, from the team that wrote the tool, explain what they did, and why.… Read more