Effective Test Driven Database Development

Although test-driven development is now considered common sense in the OO world, it is very rare in database development. This session looks at the reasons behind that and presents solutions and best practices for test-driven database development. Database testing is analysed from two aspects: unit-testing in the database (stored procedures,views) …

Agile Database Techniques: Data Doesn’t Have To Be A Four-Letter Word Anymore

Data is clearly an important aspect of software-based systems, a fact that the information technology (IT) industry has understood for decades, yet many agile development teams are struggling to involve data professionals within their projects. The Agile Data (AD) methodology defines a philosophical framework for data-oriented activities within agile projects, …

Beyond Test Driven Development: Behaviour Driven Development

Test Driven Development (TDD) has become quite well known. Many developers are getting benefit from the practice. But it is possible that we can get even more value. A new practice is getting attention these days: Behaviour Driven Development (BDD). BDD removes all vestiges of testing and instead focuses on …