Welcome to the Nashville SQL Server Users Group

Monthly Meetings

Our regular monthly meetings occur on the last Friday of each month from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Lunch is served during the first half hour and the scheduled session begins at noon. We meet at Nova Copy which is located at 15 Lindsley Avenue, Nashville, TN 37210.

Next Meeting: Fri, Apr 24 2015

April Meeting - Kevin Boles

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None
RSVPURL: None

Monthly Meeting of the Nashville SQL Server User Group.

 

Sponsored by Red Gate Software

When

iCal
UTC : Fri, Apr 24 2015 16:30 - 18:00
Event Time : Fri, Apr 24 2015 11:30 - 13:00 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Fri, Apr 24 2015 16:30 - 18:00

Where

15 Lindsley Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Unit Testing SQL Server

Speaker: Kevin Boles, Consultant Indicium Resources, Inc.

Summary: In the nearly 20 years I have been working with SQL Server, most of that as an independent consultant, I can count on two hands the number of clients I have come across that had ANY database tests constructed. I can count on TWO FINGERS the number of them that had repeatable database tests. Even the most ardent Agile/Scrum/pick-your-new-and-shiny-development-mantra shops hardly ever do anything more than wave a magic wand at testing the database, because it can be REALLY HARD to do and do correctly. In this session we will cover examples of why repeatable database testing is CRITICALLY important and then examine both a free and a low-cost commercial product to ease the pain and improve developer efficiency.

About Kevin: Kevin Boles is a SQL Server expert, working exclusively with the product since v6.5. With over 20 years of database experience and over 45,000 man hours of SQL Server engine experience, he holds many related certifications, is an MCT and was a SQL Server MVP from 2007 to 2012. Kevin has been a very successful independent consultant for over 15 years. His passion is the relational engine, especially designing, building, analyzing and tuning high-performance database applications.

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