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  • The importance of Unit Testing in BI

    One of the main steps in the process we internally use to develop a BI solution is the implementation of Unit Test of you BI Data. As you may already know, I’ve create a simple (for now) tool that leverages NUnit to allow us to quickly create Unit Testing without having to resort to use Visual Studio Database ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on April 1, 2010
  • QueryUnit POC v.0.0.0.6

    Yesterday I released a new version of QueryUnit, a tool I've created to easily perform unit testing on SQL Server and Analysis Services databases. The main feature of this new version is the ability to automatically launch the NUnit GUI so that it’s even simpler to do unit testing. You can download it ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on October 11, 2009
  • SET IDENTITY_INSERT little bug(?)

    While I was working on a package to incrementally load a dimension in the DWH I’m developing for a customer, I stumbled upon a tricky little bug (I think, I still have to have a response from MS) that had – and will have – a little impact on how I create my packages. I’ve found that, when working on an empty table that has an identity column, if ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on September 30, 2009
  • QueryUnit Binaries Released

    Due to several requests I’ve also released the binaries of QueryUnit: http://queryunit.codeplex.com/ Enjoy!
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on July 31, 2009
  • Agile BI Development: QueryUnit is born!

    Having a developer background I’m used to work trying to apply an Agile approach to projects. In these last years I focused my work primary on BI projects, and so I tried to apply an Agile approach also to them, since I really believe that Agile is the path to follow. While Agile methods in the classic Object-Oriented field are quite widespread ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on July 27, 2009
  • 9 Jun 2009: Speaking at the SQL Server Innovators Guild in Greenville, SC!

    I am honored and excited to present Database Development and Application Lifecycle Management - based on my article An Example of Test-Driven Development at SQLServerCentral.com) to the SQL Server Innovators Guild (what a cool name for a SQL Server user group!) in Greenville SC! I'll be there the evening of 9 Jun 2009 (next Tuesday). If ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on June 6, 2009
  • It's all about the data...

    I read a very interesting post on Kimberly Tripp's blog which was about indexing, but she had a very interesting set of requirements for good indexing that I think apply to everything when designing, tuning, backing up, etc., any database. What strikes me the most are 1) and 2) - how can you tune any sort of system if you don't really know ...
    Posted to James Luetkehoelter (Weblog) by James Luetkehoelter on June 16, 2008
  • Interview With Stéphane Faroult About Refactoring SQL Applications

    I decided to interview Stéphane Faroult, the author of The Art of SQL because it is one of my favorite SQL books. Stéphane told me he has a new book coming out soon, the name of this book is Refactoring SQL Applications and the majority of this interview is focused on that book.   How advanced do you have to be to take advantage of ...
    Posted to Denis Gobo (Weblog) by Denis Gobo on April 21, 2008
  • Database Refactoring Interview With Scott W. Ambler

    Since I am doing scrum and other agile methodologies myself I decided to interview the authority on agile in the database world. Scott W. Ambler is the Practice Leader Agile Development for IBM Rational You can find more about Scott here: http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/bios/ambler.html   How advanced do you have to be to take ...
    Posted to Denis Gobo (Weblog) by Denis Gobo on April 2, 2008
  • If Airplanes Were Made By Using Scrum/Agile

    So I have been doing Scrum for a while now, I came across this video and thought it was hilarious. When you do Scrum you develop by using sprints, a sprint is usually between 2 and 4 weeks and at the end of the sprint you should have something working that you can show to the client/business unit Watch the video  (can't embed YouTube ...
    Posted to Denis Gobo (Weblog) by Denis Gobo on February 18, 2008
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