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Supporting Large Scale Team Development

With a large-scale development of a database application, the task of supporting a large number of development and test databases, keeping them up to date with different builds can soon become ridiculously complex and costly. Grant Fritchey demonstrates a novel solution that can reduce the storage requirements enormously, and allow individual developers to work on thir own version, using a full set of data.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2011/03/29 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: software development
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Change Management and Source Control

So, given the many good reasons for using Version Control systems for managing the changes in database applications, how does one go about the rather different routines of team development, such as testing, continuous integration, and managing data? What are the issues that you're likely to face?   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2011/03/11 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: version control
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Quality Over Timing

Is quality job one for software companies? Steve Jones asks what you think and comments on why quality might not be as high as we would like.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2011/03/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What's Your Code Quality?

Today we have an editorial reprinted from Jan 3, 2006 as Steve is on vacation. What's the quality of your code? Do you measure it? And does it matter?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2011/02/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Operating in Failure

Today we have an editorial from Sept 25, 2005 being republished as Steve is on vacation. This one talks about the need to expect failure in our systems and code for it.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2011/01/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Writing Nearly Codeless Apps: Part 5

In this next installment of the series on writing codeless applications, David Ziffer looks at the querying of data from the database.  Read more...
By David Ziffer 2010/11/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: software development
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Writing Nearly Codeless Apps: Part 4

Part four of this series on rapid application development looks at the CRUD routines that are needed for almost every application.  Read more...
By David Ziffer 2010/10/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: software development
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Writing Nearly Codeless Apps: Part 3

As we continue in this series, see how auditing tables are used to track all changes that are made to the main data tables.  Read more...
By David Ziffer 2010/10/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: software development
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Writing Nearly Codeless Apps: Part 2

In this article, learn why it makes sense to build a more standarized, more robust database based on rules and see how data modeling works in the RAP software.  Read more...
By David Ziffer 2010/10/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: software development
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Writing Nearly Codeless Apps: Part 1

A new series from David Ziffer describes a way of building applications in a more standardized fashion, and it provides a basic review of some software that can help.  Read more...
By David Ziffer 2010/10/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: software development
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Mutexes in SQL

This article shows you how to manage process control among multiple servers using a lightweight database utility  Read more...
By Toby Harman 2010/08/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: mutex
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Failed IT Projects

A new theory of why some IT projects fail has Steve Jones intrigued, however he thinks we can do better, and not just with better developers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2010/08/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Feedback for IT

Steve Jones thinks we should be building feedback loops into all our systems. Not just for customer service, but also for bugs.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2010/07/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Limited Features or Limited Time?

A guest editorial today from Andy Warren. When someone is looking to introduce a free version of a product, what's the best way to tackle it?  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2010/06/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Concrete Code

When building a new database or system, are you designing concrete code? Should you be? Steve Jones comments on matching your needs with your architecture.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2010/04/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What Do We Want?

Today Steve Jones talks about the challenges of deciding what to include in that next software release. Something that likely isn't as easy as we might think it should be.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2010/04/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Code that Writes Code - A Good Idea or Not?

I’m a big fan of code that writes code – most of the time. For instance, whenever you use the “templates” feature in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) or the Maintenance Wizard, you’re using code that writes other code. There’s even ...  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2010/02/19 | Source: Other | Category: software development
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Architecture Principles

Steve Jones asks today if you have any architectural principles at your job that you use to build software. Having a set of guidelines is a great way to build better software and having your own set of principles will help you to build better software as well.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/12/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - mp3
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Architecture Principles

Steve Jones asks today if you have any architectural principles at your job that you use to build software. Having a set of guidelines is a great way to build better software and having your own set of principles will help you to build better software as well.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/12/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
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Architecture Principles

Steve Jones asks today if you have any architectural principles at your job that you use to build software. Having a set of guidelines is a great way to build better software and having your own set of principles will help you to build better software as well.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/12/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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