Creating Test Data

Test data is hard to come by, and I agree with Brent Ozar: " I get so frustrated when I hear trainers/presenters/bloggers/idealists talk about how developers should be using purpose-built-from-scratch data sets with no real customer data in ’em. The real world just rarely works that way." I agree, and I know this is a […]

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