Database Unit Testing Whitepaper Published

I wanted to let you all know that I just published my detailed whitepaper on database unit testing.   Summary: Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals is the first toolset to deliver a comprehensive framework for performing database unit tests. This product brings to the data community the same first-class capabilities for…


Reporting Survey

As many of our Team System customers know, a lot of the value that comes from the Visual Studio Team System is in the reporting functionality, providing you direct visibility into the health of your development projects. We’ve tried to create a set of out of box reports to allow you to immediately realize the…


New DB Pro Case Study

Check out this great case study that was recently published showing exactly how Team Edition for Database Professionals has significantly helped Gulf Coast Seal. I love seeing these success stories popping up for DB Pro, especially so quickly after RTM!   Sachin


Programmatic deployment sample

Jamie Laflen, Tech Lead for database unit testing, has put together another great sample showing you how to programmatically deploy your database project using the database unit testing framework.   The scenario here is that you can control the deployment of the database project to happen whenever you want it to during the database unit…


Disabling triggers to support data generation

Jamie Laflen, Tech Lead for database unit testing, has developed a code sample to show you how to automatically disable triggers to support data generation.   The scenario is that you have delete or insert triggers defined on your database that inhibit proper test data generation. So this sample code will allow you to modify…


Database Unit Testing Whitepaper Draft

So I’ve spent the last week authoring a detailed whitepaper on Team Edition for Database Professional’s database unit testing framework. I thought I would post the draft online here prior to publishing it to MSDN.   Summary: Team Edition for Database Professionals is the first toolset to deliver a comprehensive database unit testing framework, bringing…


Team Edition for Database Professionals v1.0 in now available!

The first edition of Team Data is now available for download on MSDN. So if you are an MSDN subscriber, go get it now!   I just wanted to say that I’m very proud of what this team has accomplished and am super excited to get this pivotal release out to our customers. Please use…


Common Regular Expressions

Gert Drapers has a great post on taking full advantage of the regular expression generator. He shows you some very useful regular expressions that you’ll want to take advantage of in creating meaningful test data using the data generation feature in Team Edition for Database Professionals.   Check it out!   Sachin Rekhi


Process Guidance Incorporating DB Pro Available!

The other major announcement we made this week was that the MSF Process Guidance Templates have been updated to incorporate the new database professional roles and this updated guidance is available today!   We have made updates to both the MSF Agile and MSF for CMMI process guidance templates to incorporate the new database developer…


Team Data Ship Date: November 30, 2006

We officially announced this week at the SQL Pass conference our RTM date for Team Edition for Database Professionals: November 30th this year!   Our customers have been clamoring for this release and we are incredibly amazed with what we have built in the past year. We are super excited to get this in the…