SQL Saturday Parma – English Slide decks available to download

My SQL Saturday Parma slide decks are available to download on SlideShare.

The main topic of those presentations is database lifecycle management (DLM) on SQL Server.
Concepts: ALM/DLM, team work, differences between code and databases.
We’ve demonstrated the usage of the following tools: Visual Studio with SQL Server Data ToolsRed-Gate ed ApexSQL.
Second session: “Unit testing su database“.
Concepts: unit testing, database testing vs code testing.
We’ve demonstrated testing tools like Red-Gate SQL Test and Visual Studio Unit test projects, and the TSQLUnit framework.
Additionally, I’ve created a set of sample scripts with T-SQL and TSQLUnit on MSDN Code Samples.
Stay Tuned! 🙂
LepideAuditor for SQL Server review

LepideAuditor for SQL Server review

Every day a DBA (or a developer), has to reply to questions like “who changed that table?” or “who tried to login on our production database?”. These answers are not so simple to find out, actually. LepideAuditor for SQL Server is a tool that can helps us to audit operations on a SQL Server instance and to monitor both the server and the database level.

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Engage IT Services SQL Todo Explorer – our *FIRST RELEASE*!

Engage IT Services SQL Todo Explorer – our *FIRST RELEASE*!

In previous posts, I’ve spent a lot of words speaking about third party add-in for SQL Server Management Studio.

Finally we have developed a new extension! We’re proud to present….

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Create C# enum template with SSMS Boost

Create C# enum template with SSMS Boost

I’ve spoken about SSMS Boost in this post and now I’m going to apply one of its feature in order to improve the productivity of my team. Speaking about the database side, a table that contains static data can be used as a foreign key referenced table. In my experience those kind of tables are often mapped to enums in our application layer. Creating that enum can be a tedious operation and sometimes it can be very uncomfortable. With SSMS Boost we can enhance our development experience. Continue reading

Suggestion for SQL Prompt and SQL Test (Red-Gate)

Recently I moved my job on ALM topics, focusing on Source Control Management and Testing, in order to reach Continuous Integration on database development. I evaluated some tools and Red-Gate was my first choice. In this post I’d like to share the suggestions I made on two of the most important tool I’m using atm:

  • SQL Prompt (productivity tool for code formatting, intellisense, code inspection, etc.)

suggestions: TODO highlights. I’d like to improve readability of TODO and HACK comments, like in the following picture:

todo
 For ReSharper user (and Visual Studio ones), this is very familiar.
 
  • SQL Test (addon for SQL Server Management Studio, unit testing utility)

suggestions:

“Expand/Collapse all” for avoiding clicks when you have lots of test procedures

Logical folders for grouping tests logically and not with the strict database schema names
If you think that those suggestions could help us, feel free to vote!
Stay Tuned!

Community Days 2014 – Milan

Italian Community Days 2014 are coming!

The event is totally free!

You fill find:

  • A very good agenda.
  • Three days of tech full immersion, dal 25 al 27 febbraio.
  • Five tracks
  • Sixty speakers!

I’ll present my “database under source control” session. My “mission” is to bring ALM knowledge on database side. I think that this topic is often underestimated.

here is the list of cummunities that will follow the event:

Click here for more info.

So, spread the word! hashtag: #CDays14

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Stay Tuned!