Testing the SQL Database at TechED

While at TechEd this summer, I participated in a panel discussion on testing the database and related technologies. The panel also included Gert Drapers and Jamie Laflen of the Visual Studio Team System – Database Edition team, David Reed (who manages the SQL Server community samples on CodePlex), and Adam Machanic as the moderator. The discussion covered some of the pros and cons of testing data, and some of the common issues encountered. It was also a chance to talk about testing related areas (like SSIS packages), of which I am a big fan. If you are interested in seeing it, it was just put online.

If you are interested in unit testing SSIS packages, keep an eye on www.codeplex.com/ssisunit. I should have a new release going up soon, which adds some much needed features, and a much more extensible framework for adding new functionality.

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