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Next Meeting: Tue, Sep 09 2014

Database code is application code, so test it!

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None
RSVPURL: http://www.meetup.com/pghdotnet/events/184042492/

  • Another joint meeting with .NET User Group, sponsored by RedGate.  Thank you RedGate for feeding the groups this month!

    Database code is application code, and deserves to be treated as such. There, I've said it, now it's time to start living it. A longtime staple in application development is unit testing, but this practice has made little headway in SQL Server development. A better understanding of unit tests and some better tools will hopefully help change this. In this session we'll cover some of the basics of unit tests, write a simple unit testing procedure which can be used in nearly any SQL-compliant database, and learn about teo open-source unit testing frameworks for SQL Server.  One of these frameworks (tSQLt) is sweet, bet RedGate's SQL Test adds an extra layer of goodness on top, which we'll also look into.

    About Rich Dudley 
    Rich is a Senior Software Engineer and technical lead at QuickenLoans, responsible for the development of the next-generation ODS and MDM hubs. Rich has presented over 100 talks at more than 70 user groups and conferences. In addition to being a co-organizer of PGH.NET, Rich is an ASP Insider, a Friend of RedGate, a Packt and Pluralsight author, and a published scientist.


UTC : Tue, Sep 09 2014 17:30 - 19:30
Event Time : Tue, Sep 09 2014 17:30 - 19:30 UTC
Your Local Time: Tue, Sep 09 2014 17:30 - 19:30


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 Pittsburgh SQL Saturday is coming soon!

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Oct 4 2014 at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute - 1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071. Admittance to this event is free, but we do charge a lunch fee of $10.00 so that we can provide a lunch - not pizza! Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

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The Pittsburgh SQL Server User Group (PSSUG) was established to provide a forum for exchanging information, ideas and expertise on SQL Server and related products. The mission of PSSUG is to further the use of the SQL technology platform and products in southwestern Pennsylvania by providing local support, peer networking opportunities and educational events for IT professionals utilizing these technologies.  And to have fun!!

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The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. From local user groups and special interest groups (SIGs) to webcasts and the annual PASS Community Summit � the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world � PASS enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, access to the Microsoft SQL Server team, and the ability to influence the direction of SQL Server technologies. PASS was founded in 1999 by Microsoft and CA and continues to enjoy executive level endorsement from both organizations. As the number one user community for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft looks to the PASS community for valued feedback, input, and inspiration. PASS Mission Empower the global Microsoft SQL Server community to connect, share, learn and be inspired through networking, knowledge sharing, peer-based learning, and the ability to influence the direction of Microsoft SQL Server products and services.